Eva's Resume


Eva Elise (Augustin) Rumpf

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 






Free-lance Journalist/Author                                           1974-present

Wrote and published feature articles and essays for local, regional and

national publications (magazines, trade journals, newspapers).

Co-authored book, Till Divorce Do Us Part: A Practical Guide for Women

in Troubled Marriages (Glenbridge Publishing 1996).

Authored novel, PROT U ( Booklocker 2004).

Authored memoir, Reclamation (Booklocker 2009).

Authored novel, In Liberty's Name (Knox Robinson 2014)


Reporter, General Assignment                                          1976-80

The Milwaukee Journal, Milwaukee, Wisconsin         

Reported for major daily newspaper, covering meetings and events,

conducting interviews, writing news and feature articles.




University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee,

School of Continuing Education                                           2004-2014

 Ad hoc Instructor                                 

            Developed and taught writing workshops.                        


University of Wisconsin,

School of the Arts at Rhinelander                                        1990-94; 2003

Summer session faculty                                                                                   

              Developed and taught feature, newsletter,

              opinion and publicity writing courses.


Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin                               Fall 2000

Instructor, Integrated Communication Seminar                          


College of Communication, Department of Journalism,        1995-2000

Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

Director of Student Publications; Journalism Instructor                         

Developed and taught courses in reporting, opinion writing

and feature writing; advised student publications staff.


College of Communication, Department of Journalism                                              

Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Adjunct Assistant Professor; Student Media Adviser              1993-1995

Developed and taught news writing and reporting courses;

advised student publications staff;

directed journalism student internship program.

Instructor in Journalism                                                        1977-80; 1990-93

Taught reporting, news writing and persuasive writing.


Ottawa University of Milwaukee, Brookfield, Wisconsin       Fall 1993

Adjunct Faculty                                                                                    

Developed and taught public relations course.




Consultant in Marketing and Public Relations                      1990-1993

Developed and implemented customized marketing plans,

public relations strategies and media projects for business

and professional clients; developed, wrote and edited

corporate communication tools, including newsletters, brochures,

news releases, training manuals and trade journal articles;

developed and conducted market research.


Vice President, Marketing and Communications;                 1987-90

Director of Communications,

Family Service America, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Planned and implemented communications and marketing

program for international association of 290 family service

agencies; advised senior  management on public

relations and marketing issues and strategies;

developed and managed national visibility campaign

and public information services; worked with national

print and broadcast media; managed communications

department and provided liaison and direction to

contracted public relations agency; supervised editor of

Publications Services, which published scholarly journal

and book manuscripts; conducted workshops and

training sessions.


Staff Assistant to Mayor Henry W. Maier;                   1983-87

Director of Communication                       

Mayor’s Office, Milwaukee, Wisconsin                                                           

Researched, wrote and edited speeches for mayor;

prepared research reports and recommendations for

policy formation and project implementation; made

public and media appearances, delivered speeches

and served on boards and committees as mayor’s

representative; served as mayor’s spokesperson;

fielded inquiries from national and local media;

set up news conferences and interviews;

prepared news releases and briefing material.


Director of Public Relations;                                             1981-83 

Director of Advertising and Marketing                           

De Paul Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin                                                       

Managed public relations department and supervised
staff and volunteers for addiction treatment hospital;
conducted and evaluated public relations audit for all
divisions of corporation; developed and implemented
marketing plans; served on executive council and advised
senior management on public relations and marketing
needs; wrote, edited and coordinated production of all
corporate publications; coordinated media relations;

wrote and placed print and broadcast ads and public

service announcements; planned and implemented

corporate identity program and graphic identification standards.


Publications Editor                                                             1980-81

Curative Rehabilitation Center, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin                                

 Wrote, edited and coordinated production of newsletters,

brochures and promotional and educational material;

planned media coverage and wrote news releases;

coordinated special events and information/referral services.




MA Journalism, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

BA English, summa cum laude, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois



"I nearly always write - just as I nearly always breathe."

John Steinbeck