Staff Directory

Deborah Pugh

Media Instruction Coordinator
Email: pughdg@jmu.edu
Phone: 540-568-6803

Deborah Pugh is an instructor in Innovation Services and manages MADLab: the Media MindSpace, a program that offers workshops created and taught by JMU peer students to help other JMU students learn multimedia skills and software. She teaches workshops customized to the faculty members' digital projects including in-class instruction and technical support on software and equipment for video and multimedia projects. She also designs instructional web and print materials for video and graphic design software and use of video and photographic equipment.

Deborah received her B.S. in Sociology, A.A.S. in Electronics Technology, and M.F.A. in Creative Writing. She has experience in teaching writing and literature at the university level and in training and development including the design and production of technical manuals and training curriculums. Before coming to James Madison University, Debbie worked in public high school, teaching photojournalism, photography, graphic design, video production, and English.

In addition to her work in Innovation Services, she continues to hone her craft as photographer and writer. She values quality photographs, quality digital processes, and composed, artistic techniques. Debbie has a passion for her own art and creativity and loves to share that.

Areas of Expertise

Areas of Expertise:

  • Video, audio, and graphic design software
  • Video production and equipment use
  • Digital assignment content creation
  • Instructional design and pedagogy
  • New and upcoming media
  • Best practices in media creation.