Baylor University
Liz Bates

Dr. Elizabeth Bates

Assistant Professor

Phone: (254) 710-1270
E-mail: Elizabeth_Bates
Office: Castellaw 255


  • Public Relations Media Programming¬
  • Writing for Media Markets


  • Sul Ross State University, 2001
    Bachelor of Arts (Communications)
  • Texas Tech University, 2004
    Master of Arts (Mass Communications)
  • Texas Tech University, 2010. Ph.D. (Mass Communications)

Year Started at Baylor

  • 2010


  • Taught speech communications at Pecos High School.
  • Taught several public relations and mass communication courses at Texas Tech University.¬


  • W Mortar Board Circle of Excellence for Outstanding Teaching award in 2010.
  • Voted 2009 Collegiate Teacher of the Year by Texas Business and Technology Educators Association.
  • President of Habitat for Humanity, Sul Ross Campus Chapter.
  • President of the Mass Communication Graduate Student Society at Texas Tech University.

Interests & Hobbies

  • How social media can be used in public relations efforts.
  • Traveling.
  • Walking my dogs.
  • Crafts.
  • Reading.

Favorite Thing about Teaching

  • "My favorite part about teaching is seeing the progress students make throughout the semester, particularly among students who struggle in the beginning. I also enjoy hearing from former students who are excelling in the workforce."

Favorite Thing about Baylor

  • "My favorite thing about Baylor is the small classes and the friendly people."