Julie Roosa is a journalism instructor and faculty advisor for the Banner News student newspaper at the DMACC Boone Campus.
"The journalism classes at DMACC offer students hands-on opportunities," said Roosa. "Students are in charge each step of the way, from story assignments to interviewing, writing, editing, photo selection, layout and design plus, multi-media, social media and more."
Roosa said students enrolled in DMACC journalism courses write for the student newspaper, gaining valuable experience and earning college credit.
Roosa also teaches DMACC Honors Program courses including Honors Orientation, Honors Service Learning and the Honors Capstone course.
Prior to starting at DMACC in 2003, Roosa worked as a copy editor, reporter and columnist for the Ames Tribune, a lawyer in private practice and an adjunct journalism lecturer at Iowa State University.
"I enjoy the atmosphere at DMACC, the student-centered approach, the small classes and the diverse demographics at each campus," said Roosa. "I also enjoy DMACC because of the opportunity to advise the student news staff. I am thrilled to help guide them as they achieve more than they thought possible."
Roosa earned a B.A. in Journalism from Iowa State University, an M.S. in Mass Communication from Drake University and Juris Doctorate from the Drake University Law School.
"I am incredibly curious by nature. I especially enjoy working with students who share that sense of curiosity, my love of words and the goal to tell a compelling story," said Roosa.
Roosa enjoys hiking, reading and politics.
Contact Roosa at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 433-5215.