Kit Jenkins | Webster University

Kit Jenkins

Kit JenkinsPosition

Professor Emeritus; Media Communications


Communications and Journalism

Home Campus

St. Louis (Webster Groves)

Courses Taught

MEDC 1010 Introduction to Mass Communications
MEDC 1050 Introduction to Media Writing
MEDC 3260 International Communications
MEDC 1630 Media Literacy 


MA Marketing, Webster University; BA English Literature, University of Missouri-Columbia

Teaching Philosophy

"Students learn best by exercising concepts they encounter in lecture. I try to build into each of my classes a component of group work, individual project and/or real-life experiences. I also believe our students need to be fluent in current technology, so I take advantage of the web-enhanced capabilities in my face-to-face classes and teach online courses."  


I remain very interested in the concept of the global citizen - what does that mean and how is that manifested? I encouraged all my students and advisees to study abroad to gain a new perspective on other countries, the USA and themselves. As the director of the Thai campus for almost four years, I learned the true value of a study abroad experience when I saw students from multiple countries becoming best friends. Friendships and person-to-person encounters can change everything.  


Webster Today
Teaching Festival Preview: Faculty Presentation on an International Podcasting Project
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New Leadership, Visiting Faculty in School of Communications
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Visiting Scholar From Havana to Teach Topics in Cuban Film, Media
Brown Bag April 18: 'Soap Operas, Latent and Manifest Messages for Public Health
Update: SOC Brown Bag Lunch Rescheduled for April 18

School of Communications RSS Feed
Jenkins to Discuss Role Soap Operas Play Outside US
SOC Dean Shines at Welcome Reception

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updated 7/2018