Almost all of us think about ourselves as being the kind of people who will always act ethically in our professional lives. But are ethics really so simple? And what is the difference between “morals” and “ethics” anyway? These questions and the values expressed in the Public Relations Society of America’s Code of Ethics are discussed in this edition of “Palmetto PR Today,” the podcast by and for South Carolina PR professionals sponsored by the South Carolina chapter of the PRSA. Episode guests include Dr. Michael Duduit, founding dean of the Clamp Divinity School at Anderson University, and Reba Campbell, SCPRSA president.
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Michael Duduit, founding Dean of the College of Christian Studies and the Clamp Divinity School at Anderson University
Michael Duduit is founding Dean of the College of Christian Studies and the Clamp Divinity School at Anderson University. He also serves as Professor of Christian Ministry.
Dr. Duduit is the founder and still serves as Executive Editor of Preaching magazine, one of the nation’s premier publications for pastors. His email newsletter, Preaching Now, is read each week by more than 40,000 pastors and church leaders in the U.S. and around the world. He established the website preaching.com as a major resource site for pastors.
He is founder and director of the National Conference on Preaching and the International Congress on Preaching, which was held in 1997 at Westminster Chapel in London, 2002 at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and 2007 at Cambridge University. He has been a pastor and associate pastor, has served a number of churches as interim pastor, and speaks regularly for churches, colleges, and conferences.
He is author and editor of several books, including the Handbook of Contemporary Preaching (Broadman & Holman Press), Joy in Ministry: Messages from Second Corinthians (Baker Books), Preaching with Power: Dynamic Insights from Twenty Top Communicators (Baker) and Communicate With Power (Baker). From 1996 until 2000 he served as editor of the Abingdon Preaching Annual series.
Dr. Duduit has taught and served on the administrative staff of several institutions, including Samford University, Southern Baptist Seminary, Palm Beach Atlantic University, and Union University, where he served from 1996 until 2002 as Executive Vice President and Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Christian Studies. A graduate of Stetson University (B.A., 1975) and Southern Seminary (M.Div., 1979), he earned the Ph.D. in Humanities at Florida State University (1983). Duduit is a former President of the Baptist Communicators Association and is listed in Who’s Who in Religion and in the most recent issue of Who’s Who in America. He is a member of the Evangelical Homiletics Society and the Evangelical Theological Society.
He and his wife, Laura, have two sons, James and Stephen. They are members of Whitefield Baptist Church.
Reba Campbell, Deputy Executive Director of the South Carolina Municipal Association
Reba joined the Association in 2005 and became deputy executive director in 2008. She oversees the Association’s advocacy and communications programs. Reba has more than 25 years of experience in government relations, communications, management, and policy development in South Carolina and Washington, DC. Before coming to the Association, Reba spent 10 years as vice president for government relations and communications at South Carolina ETV. Prior to ETV, Reba served as executive director of the Foundation at the SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics, was a press secretary on Capitol Hill, and worked in national, state and local campaigns. A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Reba has received state and national awards for grassroots advocacy, writing, and communication outreach projects.
Contact Reba through email at RCampbell@masc.sc or by phone at 803.933.1245