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Jill Van Wyke

Associate Professor, News

Professor Van Wyke graduated from Drake in 1985 with a degree in news-editorial journalism. A college internship at The Des Moines Register turned into an 11-year career there, as reporter, copy editor and an assistant city editor.

In December 1996 she received her master’s degree in education from Drake and joined Drake’s staff as JMC internship coordinator in February 1997. She has been teaching full-time since 2004 and also serves as the adviser to the Times-Delphic, Drake’s student-run newspaper.

She is a member of the Online News Association, Broadcast Education Association, College Media Advisers, Iowa College Media Association, and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Originally from Denver, she has two kids (in college and law school) and four cats.

Contact Information

Email: jill.vanwyke@drake.edu
Phone: 515-271-3867
Mailing Address:
    2507 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Meredith 114
Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 10 a.m.- noon, by appointment, and whenever my door is open

Courses Taught

Fall 2017

  • JMC 54 Reporting and Writing Principles
  • JMC 70 Media Editing
  • JMC 73/103 Public Affairs Reporting

Spring 2017

  • JMC 70 Media Editing
  • JMC 59 Intro to Visual Communication
  • JMC 172 Journalism Capstone

J-Term 2017

  • Pols 119 Inside Washington: The Presidential Inauguration

Fall 2016

  • JMC 70 Media Editing
  • JMC 59 Intro to Visual Communication
  • MCL 201 Communication Leadership

Spring 2016

  • JMC 70 Media Editing
  • JMC 59 Intro to Visual Communication
  • JMC 172 Journalism Capstone
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