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Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff

Emeritus status is conferred upon retiring faculty, staff, and administrators who have had a distinguished career with Webster University and who meet specific criteria based on University policies. These individuals usually have served the University for a significant period of time and have made significant contributions during their tenure. While this is an honorary designation, it entitles them to some University privileges.

In the School of Communications, both our emeritus and retired faculty have helped nurture the development of the School from its roots. They have created courses that became curricula and curricula that became majors and departments. They helped attract new students by building successful programs, winning recognition in their fields, and earning respect and trust from students every day. They have made so many of our alumni into successful communications professionals in their own right. Our emeritus and retired faculty have built the School of Communications with their commitment and dedication, and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude.

head shot Debra Carpenter

Debra Carpenter
 (full bio)
Dean Emeritus
Professor
Public Relations
carpenda@webster.edu

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Mary Cox
 (full bio)
Assistant Professor Emeritus
Journalism and Global Journalism


Linda Holtzman
(full bio)
Professor Emeritus
Media Research


Sally Howald
(full bio)
Associate Professor
Advertising and Marketing Communications

Barry Hufker (full bio) 
Professor Emeritus
Audio Production
hufkerbe@webster.edu 

head shot Joe Schuster

Joe Schuster
 (full bio) 
Professor Emeritus
Scriptwriting
schuster@webster.edu


Susan Seymour head shot

Susan Seymour 
(full bio) 
Associate Professor Emeritus
Advertising and Marketing Communications


Art Silverblatt
 (full bio)
Professor Emeritus
Media Communications
silveram@webster.edu

Eileen Solomon (full bio) 
Professor Emeritus
Journalism and Global Journalism
solomoer@webster.edu

Susan Stang (full bio) 
Professor Emeritus
Photography

Kit Jenkins (full bio)
Professor Emeritus
Photography
Professor Emeritus
Media Communications

jenkinsk@webster.edu

Liz Jokerst
Academic Advisor