Dorothy Doppstadt brings a powerful combination of communications credentials as a former national award-winning editor at ABC News, academic experience as a communications educator, and industry experience with the advanced Executive and Organizational Coaching certification from Columbia University and post master’s certificate in organization development.
Dorothy’s background draws from the very different business worlds of the corporate experience at ABC News, where she learned to negotiate in a high-powered, male dominated network newsroom with demanding deadlines; combined with her academic experience teaching in different New York City Universities, with each institution having different types of students and distinctive organizational structures.
A former professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she also created and taught courses at Fordham University in Journalism, Advanced Writing for Media, Screenwriting, and Shakespeare in Film. Dorothy was rated highly by students for teaching them how to write and think differently in order to engage with people who looked, spoke and thought differently from them.
A keynote speaker, Dorothy provides workshops on topics such as: effective communication, the dynamics of public speaking and writing, leadership and team building, media skills, as well as stress and time management. A certified career coach with GetFive Dorothy offers seminars on job hunting and transition and best practices for interviewing and resume writing.
She speaks throughout 14 CUNY Colleges, and works with The Black Male Initiative in five CUNY Colleges teaching professional and personal development.
Dorothy lives in New York City and has been an Emmy Awards Judge in journalism. She received her MFA in film from Columbia University, and her screenplays have been optioned by Sony Pictures and Avenue Films.
Her company, Surge Partners LLC, is WBE New York City and State certified as a woman owned business enterprise.