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Jill Van Wyke

Associate Professor, Multimedia Journalism

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.

In 2020, she moved back to her hometown of Denver and now works remotely from there.

Contact Information

Phone: 515-321-6042
Address: 2805 University Avenue Des Moines, IA 50311-4505

Office: Denver, Colorado
Office Hours: By appointment: Monday-Thursday, 10-11 a.m. CT Make an appointment here: Drop-in on Zoom: Monday-Thursday, 11-11:30 a.m. CT Email or text me for the pass code.

Courses Taught

Spring 2021

  • JMC 30 Mass Media in a Global Society, TR 2-3:15
  • JMC 30 Mass Media in a Global Society| WWW
  • JMC 54 Reporting & Writing Principles | WWW
  • MAC 201 Communication Leadership Strategies (Term 2)