David Domke

Professor of Communication and Chair, Department of Communication, University of Washington
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1996

David Domke is professor and chair for the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. He has taught sessions in the Evans School’s Executive Education department on media relations and communication.

Domke is nationally known by academic, political, media, and public audiences for his writing. He authored God Willing? Political Fundamentalism in the White House, the “War on Terror,” and the Echoing Press, as well as the award-winning book The God Strategy: How Religion Became a Political Weapon in America. Prior to his work in academia, Domke worked as a print journalist in the 1980s and early 1990s for newspapers such as the Orange County Register and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

Domke is the 2002 recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award, the University of Washington’s highest honor for teaching. In 2006, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication awarded Domke the Hiller Krieghbaum Under-40 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research, Teaching, and Public Service. He was also named the 2006 Washington State Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching, and the 2008 UW Graduating Class Favorite Professor.

Domke holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota.

Areas of specialization 

Communication
News Media and Public Policy
News Media and Society
Public Ethics
Technology and Public Policy

Recent Publications