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Fritz Nordengren

Title: Digital Media Coordinator
Department: Administration

Office: 2350 Gerdin Business Building
Phone number: (515) 294-8613


My name is Fritz Nordengren and I am an award winning producer, publisher and documentary storyteller.

As a producer and photojournalist, I’ve documented humanitarian medical relief efforts around the world and have traveled and photographed 21 countries. I’ve been very fortunate to work with two Nobel Peace Prize nominees (Friendship Force and Mines Advisory Group – MAG) and some of the most passionate organizations around the globe.

My work has received awards and recognition from USA Today, the National Press Photographers Association, and was twice named one of the Top 100 Producers in the United States.  My Amazon best selling books include two novels and a memoir of my 500 mile walking pilgrimage across Spain.

Academic History

  • MPH, Public Health, Des Moines University, 2007
  • BA, Journalism and Mass Communications, Iowa State University, 1984

Academic Work Experience

Assistant Professor
Des Moines University
2007 - 2014

Selected Publications

  • York, A. M., Nordengren, F. R., & Stumbo, T (2009) "Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine with an Asynchronous Web Module: Measuring Student Preferences and Outcomes. ", Journal of Physician Assistant Education (Physician Assistant Education Association), 20 (1)