Kathy Corley

Kathy CorleyPosition

Professor, Program Facilitator, Film Studies; Department Chair 


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 and Geneva 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.


Fox2 Now
Film Studies Professor Discusses Why 'American Sniper' is so Popular, Controversial
Kevin's Reel World: Faith-Based Movie Successes (video)

Webster Today
Corley Talks Film Industry With Area Leaders at St. Louis Club
Reel Paris Class Experiences "City of Lights"
In the News: Corley, Houk, and Carson
Corley Moderates

St. Louis Club Learn at Lunch Lectures
Movies in the New Millennium

Contact Information

Office phone 314-968-6923