JOU Welcomes Andrew Church

June 29, 2023
Andrew Church

Andrew Church will be joining the department in the fall as a temporary lecturer teaching photography, videography and editing.

Church earned his M.A. in Journalism at Baylor University in 2018, and his B.A. in photography and journalism at the University of Missouri in 2009.

Church is a U.S. Navy veteran. While in the Navy he was promoted to media director, developing large-scale, cross- platform multimedia products for global dissemination aboard USS Bonhomme Richard, USS Germantown, and USS New York. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for his coverage of joint naval operations in the South China Sea. He helped shape official Navy training of media personnel and reset the bar in multimedia design. After his honorable discharge in 2014, Church continued his work in multimedia journalism by freelancing in photography, videography, graphic design, layout and design, digital animation and multimedia production.

Church is interested in promoting the identity of small-town America, rebuilding local journalism, and producing mixed-media micro-documentaries to advance social cohesion and democratic action.