Associate Professor of Communication Bruce Dorries also serves as faculty in residence at the Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement. In addition to teaching Public Speaking, Mass Communication, Media Writing, Principles of Public Relations, Principles of Advertising, Communication Theory, and Senior Seminar in Communication, he also co-teaches the Semester of Service, a six-hour course with Dr. Steve Grande, which includes Civic Leadership and Social Entrepreneurism. When time permits, he writes a column about environmental issues for Staunton’s The News Leader. His research interests include media coverage of people with disabilities and civic engagement. He hopes to take students to Dabas, Hungary for May term 2011.
Dr. Dorries earned his BA in Journalism and History at Baylor University, his MA from The University of Corpus Christi State University (now Texas A&M at Corpus Christi), and his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Missouri. For six years he worked as a writer and photo journalist in the public relations and newspaper industries.
His interests include: working with Staunton Green 2020 and Friends of the Middle River, two local environmental groups, managing a 33-acre wildlife preserve/family farm, gardening, outdoor sports, the study of Eastern thought, and traveling with family.
Pastor and Associate Professor of Communication Bruce H. Joffe, Ph.D., has taught no-nonsense public relations, media, and marketing courses at The American University, George Mason University, Carthage College, Cardinal Stitch University, and Kaplan College … in addition to his > 10-year affiliation with Mary Baldwin College. As president and creative director of a “boutique” public relations firm in the metropolitan Washington, DC, area, Dr. Joffe helped to manage the reputation of his clients for more than 20 years. He created promotional materials and metrics for large corporations and local businesses to use in their “branding” efforts, while positioning non-profits to raise the bar on the resources and awareness they need to make a real difference. Joffe´s most recent focus has been on gender studies, particularly LGBT-oriented. Through research and publications, he continues to explore the relationship between sexual minorities, the media, and cultural norms. Joffe’s books, Personal PR: Public Relations & Marketing Tips That Give You the Advantage, Square Peg in a Round Hole,and A Hint of Homosexuality? ‘Gay’ and Homoerotic Advertising in American Periodicals are available through amazon.com and wherever books are sold. His two popular courses offered at Mary Baldwin — “Principles of Public Relations” (COMM 260) and “Introduction to the Mass Media” (COMM 115) — consistently earn high reviews from students.
Sarah H. Ludwig
Assistant professor Sarah H. Ludwig (Sally) practiced law with the firms of Smeltzer & Hart in Roanoke, Virginia, and Ludwig & Ludwig in Staunton, Virginia, before joining the Mary Baldwin faculty in 1992. Ludwig teaches Legal Environment of Business, Business Law II (available only for ADP students), Constitutional Law I and II, Mass Media Law and Ethics, and Judicial Process. She also serves as the Pre-legal advisor for Mary Baldwin students interested in law school or law related careers.
Ludwig received a BA from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, VA, and a MA in English from the University of Virginia. After teaching 11th and 12th grade English at Fairfax Hall School in Waynesboro for four years, she returned to school and received a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.
In addition to teaching part-time in the Residential College for Women, Ludwig also offers her courses as independent tutorials for Mary Baldwin Adult Degree Students. Her areas of special interest are First Amendment and Equal Protection law.
Adjunct Asstistant Professor of Film, Director of Film Minor, and Director of Studios Allan Moyé has taught communication courses at Mary Baldwin College for nine years, including video production classes, film studies, screenwriting, and broadcasting. He received his undergraduate degree from East Carolina University. He studied screenwriting at Georgetown University and UCLA, filmmaking at the New York Film Academy, and has had extensive training in audio production. He earned his MFA in Drama/Communications from the University of New Orleans, in which program he studied under filmmaker Miroslav Mandic in Prague, Czech Republic.
Moyé also teaches screenwriting for the University of New Orleans’ Low Residency MFA program and has been an instructor at UNO’s Summer Seminars in Madrid, Spain.
He is a three-time recipient of the Governor’s Award for Screenwriting at the Virginia Festival of American Film and has won awards from America’s Best Screenplay competition and the Wisconsin Screenwriter’s Forum. Two of his narrative screenplays, “The Blue Man” and “The Good Neighbor” have been optioned in Hollywood. Moyé has produced and directed various short films and been a contributor to many narrative and documentary projects. He is front man and songwriter for the rock ‘n roll band, The Findells.
Sandi Smith, intercultural communication
Suzi Miller, marketing & media campaigns and public speaking
Velma Bryant, principles of social media and public speaking