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.
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