John Russo Visits School of Communications | Webster University

John Russo Visits School of Communications

Legendary screenwriter and film director spends time with faculty and students of the Electronic and Photographic Media Department 

RussoJohn Russo, best known for the 1968 horror classic, Night of the Living Dead, recently visited Webster University's School of Communications. He is pictured here with professor of film studies Kathy Corley and assistant professor of video production Aaron AuBuchon.

During his visit, Russo spoke with faculty and students, conducted a 25-person workshop, and introduced a showing of The Birth of the Living Dead, as part of the Webster University Film Series. Russo also gave a guest lecture in AuBuchon's VIDE 4500 ProSeminar in Video Production (Production House) course.

Read the Webster Today article about the John Russo visit here. Read more about John Russo here.

The Webster University School of Communications prepares students in three academic departments to excel as skilled professionals in the global field of communication. The School provides a hands-on approach to learning that is grounded in the University's liberal arts foundation and commitment to global education. Sixteen undergraduate degree programs, five graduate degree programs, 13 minors, and 14 certificates cover the wide array of communication specialties. They are taught by faculty who are theorists, artists, and practitioners. Students work with professional-grade media equipment, take courses at Webster's U.S., European and Asian campuses, participate in robust field experiences and internships, and, along with faculty and alumni, are frequently recognized for their academic and professional accomplishments.

With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University ( is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit US-based university providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University's campus network today includes metropolitan, military, online and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional residential campuses in Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.