About Joe Gosen


I am a full-time, tenure track assistant professor of visual journalism at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. In addition to my teaching experience, I am a founding partner of “SportsShooter.Com” and I enjoy working with individuals and small companies to help them establish or improve their online presence with websites and social media. I reside in Bellingham, Washington, with my wife, Nicky, and our 8-year-old son.

My Background: After earning a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from San Jose State University in 1988, I worked as a photographer and a graphic artist at newspapers and for wire services in California, Florida and Nevada for more than a decade. In 2000, I earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno and later joined the visual journalism faculty at Brooks Institute in 2001. At Brooks, I taught across the curriculum – photojournalism, publication design, audio storytelling, journalism ethics, news writing and website production. I also led three overseas documentary projects for the school – Argentina in 2005China in 2006 and Ireland in 2007. After 12-1/2 years with Brooks I accepted a position in the Fall of 2014 to teach in the journalism department at Western.