Julie Roosa

Adjunct Assistant Professor [GSJC] and First Amendment Specialist


Dept:Political Science
527 Farm House Ln
Ames IA
Office Hours:MW: 2-3 p.m. 116 Hamilton Hall; W: 9-9:30 p.m. WebEx

Topics of interest: First Amendment, journalism principles, media law, news writing and reporting

Education: J.D., Drake University Law School, 1997
M.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, Drake University, 1997
B.S., Journalism, Iowa State University, 1992


Julie Roosa is an adjunct assistant professor and the First Amendment Specialist at the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication. Her classes include First Amendment law, media law and principles of journalism. She chairs the First Amendment Committee, which coordinates events throughout the year for the Greenlee School's First Amendment Series. The most prominent event in the series is ISU's annual First Amendment Days celebration, a nationally recognized event since 2002. Julie serves as a resource on legal issues related to freedom of speech and press. She also provides outreach and training on First Amendment topics to the campus and community.