Retirement Reception for School of Communication’s Susan Stang April 20

| April 17, 2015


Please join the Webster University School of Communications faculty and staff in celebrating Susan Stang at her retirement reception Monday, April 20 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Faculty Development Lounge, 4th floor, Emerson Library. After 41 years at Webster University, Stang will be retiring from full-time teaching at the end of the academic year.

Stang began teaching at Webster in 1974, before there was a media department or School of Communications. Since the founding of the School of Communications in 1976, she has been instrumental in building the photography program into what it is today, making significant contributions to the SOC throughout her tenure. Most recently, she helped in the development of the Master of Arts in new media production.

“An accomplished photographer with an international reputation, publications and shows in the U.S. and Italy, Susan Stang embodies the Webster School of Communications traditions of the integration of theory and practice, dedication to student success, and always keeping one eye on the horizon,” said dean Eric Rothenbuhler.

Professor of Photography Bill Barrett, who has worked closely with Stang for more than 20 years, refers to her as “the history of the photography degree at Webster.”

Stang will be teaching a photography course in the MA in new media production program that begins in fall 2015. Immediately following her retirement, she plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign to publish her newest book, reAppearances—a 50-photograph continual sequence created with a toy digital camera, the JOCO VX5.

Read more about Stang’s contributions to Webster University at the School of Communications blog.

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