Susan Sterner

Director of Photojournalism Programs, Assistant Professor of Photojournalism

Personal Information

Susan Sterner is the Director of the MA in New Media Photojournalism and an associate professor of photojournalism. Ms. Sterner started her career as a photojournalist freelancing with national and international publications while based in New Orleans, La. She worked for the Associated Press as a staff photographer, based in Mississippi and California. With the AP she covered domestic issues such as immigration, child labor and families in poverty as well as U.S. border issues and social change in Haiti. A two-year fellowship with the Institute of Current World Affairs sent Ms. Sterner to Brazil to photograph and write about women’s lives and access to resources. After returning to the United States, she worked as a White House photographer, documenting the official and the behind-the-scenes life of the presidency. Since 2006 she has coordinated the undergraduate program in photojournalism, emphasizing a multimedia and multi-disciplinary approach. She is currently at work on series of short-form documentaries examining community-based health care.

Degree Title: 
Master of Arts in Latin American Studies
College or University: 
Emory University
College or University: 
Vanderbilt