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Stephanie Bauer

Associate Professor of Digital Media & Journalism

Teaching Area

Digital Media & Journalism


  • MFA Photography, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
  • BA in Communication Arts, Film & Television, Loyola University of Chicago


Stephanie brings extensive professional experience in the areas of advertising, photography, videography, and film production to her teaching in the Digital Median & Journalism department at Principia. She has been an executive producer, producer, writer, and director, including Head of Television at Saatchi & Saatchi, New Zealand, and Executive Producer at Exposure International, New Zealand. She also produced a multi-award-winning short film titled “Avondale Dogs” as well as writing, directing, and producing "Angel Wings," another award-winning short film. Additionally, she’s had several photography exhibitions and two published works of poetry, a published short story, and has produced multiple award-winning TV commercials. Her website is Runs Like a Girl Productions.

Scholarly Interests

  • The creation and social impact of photography, film, and visual storytelling.


  • "Avondale Dogs" short film (Producer) – International film festival awards in London, Melbourne, Chicago, New York, Italy, France and Germany
  • “Angel Wings” short film (Writer/Director/Producer) – Mill Valley Film Festival
  • Best new director TV commercial campaigns (Producer) – Brickmakers – Clio/Mitre 10 – People’s Choice Award /Air New Zealand – No Hidden Costs / Ministry of Health – Mental Health Campaign / Tourism New Zealand


  • Society for Photographic Education (SPE) 2020 – present
  • Silverwater Collective (photography collective) 2021 -- present
  • WIFT (Women in Film and Television), New York 2012 – present
  • WIFT, New Zealand 2000 – 2010

Stephanie Bauer CV