Prof. Kevin Tankersley

TankersleyFull-Time Lecturer

Phone: 254-710-7204
Office: Castellaw 271


  • Writing for Media Markets
  • Sportswriting
  • Magazine and Feature Writing
  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Reporting and Writing
  • Civic Journalism
  • Sports Public Relations


  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Journalism from Baylor University,
  • Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Arkansas-Little Rock,

Year Started at Baylor

  • Full-time lecturer since 2006


  • Worked as reporter for the Waco Tribune-Herald for five years.
  • Sports information director at McLennan Community College for one year.
  • Sports information director at University of Arkansas-Little Rock for five years.
  • Freelance writer for dozens of publications including: the Dallas Morning News, Baylor Magazine, Baylor Arts & Sciences Newsletter, and Wacoan Magazine.
  • Reporter for Waco Tribune-Herald, covering education, business, religion and food as well as football.
  • Co-owned Fishes & Loaves Catering Company for four years.

Hobbies & Interests

  • Cooking.
  • Eating (especially anything Abby prepares).
  • Reading.
  • Collecting books.
  • Motorcycles.
  • My family; a freelance chef and baker after a career as an elementary school teacher. Our children Sophie and Brazos attend Woodway Elementary School.
  • Church (We joined Calvary Baptist Church in Waco when Brazos was 11 days old).

Favorite Thing About Teaching

"I love passing on what I've learned working in and around media for nearly 30 years."

Favorite Thing About Baylor

"The feeling on campus every time a new semester starts."