Known for his expertise in police communications and patrol operations, Douglas L. Davis began his law enforcement career in 1977 with the Williamsburg, Virginia, police department. After serving in patrol and investigations, he was advanced to lieutenant and then promoted to major where he served as the commander of the uniform and support services divisions. In 2003, he was appointed as the chief of police for the city of Waynesboro. He retired from Waynesboro in February 2011 and has started his own consulting business. Active in many professional organizations, Davis is the 2010–2011 president of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, a member of the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation, a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, past president of the Central Shenandoah Association of Chiefs of Police, past southwest regional representative on the Executive Board for the Hampton Roads Law Enforcement Information Exchange, past member of the executive board member of the Capital Wireless Information Net, and member of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Public Safety Stakeholders Committee. Davis has a baccalaureate degree in Criminology from Saint Leo’s College and a master’s degree in Justice and Risk Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Professional Executive Leadership School conducted by the Virginia Police Chief’s Foundation at the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies.
Judy L. Klein has a PhD in economics from London Guildhall University, an MS in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in Economics from the College of William and Mary. Her research interests include the history of economic statistics; she is the author of Statistical Visions in Time: A History of Time Series Analysis 1662-1938, published by Cambridge University Press, and co-editor of The Age of Economic Measurement, published by Duke University Press. Dr. Klein is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and has received research grants from the National Science Foundation and National Humanities Center.
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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 Business Law I and II, 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, Dr. 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.
Jane T. Pietrowski earned her BA and PhD in economics from the University of South Carolina. Her research interests are in the field of industrial organization and labor economics. She co-authored (with RP Wilder and HW Chappell) “R&D, Firm Size and Concentration: Evidence from the FTC Line of Business Survey.” For eleven years (1995-2006), she served as the Vice President of Business and Finance for Mary Baldwin College and brings with her the real-world experience of managing the business affairs of a non-profit organization.
I graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS in animal science, then earned my MBA from Florida State University. I also completed doctoral work at Florida State in finance, leaving ABD (all but dissertation). Unfortunately, it remains ABD to this day (and that was a long time ago…).
I have been happily employed at Mary Baldwin College since the fall of 1992, initially serving in both the Residential College for Women (RCW) and the Adult Degree Program (ADP). In 2003, I became a full-time ADP faculty member, although I continue to teach on-campus classes in statistics and finance. As a Mary Baldwin faculty member, I have served in numerous administrative positions, currently serving as the co-chair of the Business Department and the Staunton regional director for ADP.
I particularly enjoy my collaborations with adult and young women students in furthering their understanding of numbers. Being conversant in the language of numbers gives us the ability to be critical readers of statistical information and to more fully analyze the financial health of business entities. I am very excited by the new sustainability focus of the business discipline. We will be helping the future leaders of our country evaluate the health and well-being of the economy in a more holistic way and with a longer-term perspective than is currently the case. In this capacity, I hope that our department, as well as our college, helps the students we work with to see the world as a place in which they make a difference every day.
This Associate Professor of Sociology’s research includes work on educational attainment, race, religion, and environmental issues. His areas of interest include social movements, environmental sociology, community service, social inequality, sociology of education, sociology of religion, and mountaineering. Stuhlsatz received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Wichita State University; a master’s degree in sociology from University of Wyoming, and a PhD in sociology from University of Virginia.
Originally from South Carolina, Carey Usher came to MBC in 2002 after completing her graduate work at University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her dissertation research examined effects of neighborhood context and social capital on physical and mental health. Further extension of this study focused on social capital and community investment in high poverty areas. Her teaching interests include medical sociology, community and urban sociology, and research methodology. Current research focuses on student success in higher education, with emphases in transition, community cohesion and teaching and advisement. She is a strong supporter of single-gender education, having completed her undergraduate degree at Converse College in South Carolina. She advises several student organizations, including the Sociology Club, Habitat for Humanity, Campus Girl Scouts, Soles for Souls, and College Republicans, and the Alpha Kappa Delta and Alpha Lambda Delta honor societies. Drs. Usher and Stuhlsatz are currently serving as Co-Principal Investigators on a gang-assessment initiative with the Office on Youth.
Professor of Sociology John Wells received a BA from Tusculum College, an MA from East Tennessee State University, and a PhD from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His areas of interest include drugs and society, sociology of the family, sex roles, and popular culture. Wells has published numerous articles on popular culture and rock and roll and he has written three novels, The Plague Year, The Barfly Boys, and Dinner for Two. Visit his website for more information.
Employed with the Staunton Police Department fresh out of college in 1984, Jim Williams has held every rank in the department, becoming chief in July 2003.
Williams graduated with a bachelor of science in administration of justice and a master of science in criminal justice from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the Police Executive Research Forum’s Senior Management Institute for Police.
His background includes a commitment to community policing, geographical policing, and the use of research and technology to enhance law enforcement and criminal justice. He has been published in a number of periodicals, including the American Journal of Criminal Justice and American Police Beat.
Williams has served as an adjunct instructor at Blue Ridge Community College since 1991. He is the first vice president of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, the president of the Central Shenandoah Association of Chiefs of Police, the Virginia representative to the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s State Association of Chiefs of Police, and the president-elect of the VCU Alumni Association.