Kathy Corley

Kathy Corley


Professor, Program Facilitator, Film Studies


Electronic and Photographic Media

Home Campus

St. Louis (Webster Groves)

Courses Taught

More than 25 courses in the areas of Film and Video Production, Film Studies and International Studies


MA, English and American Literature, Washington University; BA, English, Webster University

Professional Experience

KETC-TV St. Louis, KTVI-TV St. Louis, Maryville University


Kathy Corley has enjoyed teaching at Webster University's St. Louis, Leiden, Geneva, and Vienna campuses since 1985. As someone who practices what she teaches, she is an Emmy-award-winning filmmaker whose work has screened in international film festivals and on PBS and national cable channels.Reel Paris

Corley's filmmaking career covers documentaries, narrative film, video art and new media performance art. She coordinates the documentary production and film studies programs in the School of Communications.

Corley is the recipient of the 2005 Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2005 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. She also has been honored with teaching awards from Webster University's Media Association and Women of Webster organizations.

When she's not teaching and making films, Corley is a percussionist in Samba Bom, a Brazilian band that performs throughout the Midwest.


KETC/Nine Network
Living St. Louis - "Secret: The Josephine Baker FBI Files" (video: interview begins at 21:36)

Webster Today
Reel Paris Class Experiences "City of Lights"
In the News: Corley, Houk, and Carson
Corley Moderates

Latin Pulse
Films: 'Olvidados' from Bolivia & 'The Second Mother' from Brazil (podcast; begins at 20:25)
Films: 'Embrace of the Serpent' from Colombia & Notable Releases from Brazil (podcast; begins at 17:52)

Contact Information

Office phone 314-968-6923