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Jeremiah Patterson Professorial Lecturer School of Communication

Additional Positions at AU
Program Director, Journalism and Digital Storytelling M.A.
Creator & Managing Editor, The Wash
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellow (2019-2021)
MA Journalism and Public Affairs, American University
BA Broadcast Communication, Westminster College

Jeremiah teaches a variety of digital, multimedia and broadcast courses in the Journalism Division at American University’s School of Communication. He is the division's lead faculty member on digital communication and technology skills and he's fierce about bringing emerging media into the classroom. He specializes in digital news production and storytelling, with a background in web design.

Jeremiah is the Director of the Journalism and Digital Storytelling MA program, where he works closely with weekend journalism graduate students who are deepening their reporting skills at the intersection of journalism and technology.

On campus, he is the faculty advisor for Visible, AU’s first LGBTQ+ student publication. He designed and continues to manage The Wash, a mainstay of journalism student work. He also authors the monthly Journalism Division newsletter and he's served as co-chair of the SOC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Previously, Jeremiah was an inaugural Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Fellow at The Center for Teaching, Research and Learning on campus. There, he researched and explored the impact of design thinking on classroom engagement.

Jeremiah created a course for Spring 2018 called Storytelling with Emerging Media, designed for students who were looking to collaborate and experiment with new tools and tech (at the time) in the journalism landscape, like Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook Live, VR and AR.

After graduating with an MA from AU SOC, Jeremiah served as a web content developer for The Wildlife Society before becoming Digital Manager for the Online News Association. In that role, he was a key player in the world’s largest association of digital journalists. Later, he deepened ONA’s partnership with #AUJournalism by hosting the first student-focused, pre-conference session at AU.

An Ohio native, Jeremiah has lived in D.C. for more than 10 years. Ask him about his dog, Iggy.
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