Stoermer has been a lecturer in Museum and Heritage Studies a Johns Hopkins University since 2017, where he is part of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Advanced Academic Programs.
A historian and a documentary filmmaker, he specializes in digital storytelling with his studio, Størmerlige Films, formed in 2018. He is also a public commentator on heritage issues and has taught at Harvard University, the University of Virginia, and the College of William & Mary, as well as having been a Fellow at Harvard, Brown University, Yale University, the Huntington Library, and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello.
Previously, Stoermer has also worked as an adviser to the Walt Disney Company, from 2015 to 2019, where he worked on civics projects for Disney Corporate Citizenship/Social responsibility, including the True Heroes are Timeless shorts, interstitials with Cameron Boyce and Nate Potvin under the “Be Inspired” campaign, and heritage month micros to promote diversity appreciation.
He also spent nearly four years as a historian with Colonial Williamsburg. During this time, he created interpretive programmes and oversaw academic affairs, and won an Emmy in 2013 for best educational film. He wrote Colonial Williamsburg: The Official Guide in 2014.
Stoermer was awarded an MA in History from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD from the University of Virginia, focusing on the American Revolution.
When not teaching, studying or advising historic sites on heritage tourism strategies, he also produces and directs documentary films, from features to shorts to micros.
He is currently producing a feature-length documentary about the loyalist experience in the American Revolution entitled THE GOOD AMERICANS, which is inspired by the recently published book, The Consequences of Loyalism: Essays in Honor of Robert M. Calhoon, co-edited by Rebecca Brannon and Joseph Moore. He is also in negotiations with Scholastic Canada to produce a live-action version of With Nothing But Our Courage: The Loyalist Diary of Mary MacDonald by Karleen Bradford