Maud Beelman, United States is the founding executive editor of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Before joining the faculty in 2019, she was U.S. Investigations Editor for The Associated Press. Beelman is the founding director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, leading ICIJ from its inception in 1997 to 2004. For the next 10 years, she directed local, regional and national investigations for The Dallas Morning News. She is a former war and foreign correspondent, covering German unification, the Mideast conflict and the wars in the former Yugoslavia.

Her work has received many honors, including the George Polk, Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi awards. She serves on the board of directors of the Alicia Patterson Foundation and is a longtime IRE member and newsroom trainer.