Dr. Sara Stone

Dr. Sara Stone
Professor & Former Chair
High Res Photo

Department Chair
Phone: 254-710-6348
E-mail: Sara_Stone@baylor.edu
Office: Castellaw 265


  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Writing and Reporting


  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • Master's Degree in Mass Communication from Texas Tech University
  • Doctorate in Communications from the University of Tennessee

Year Started at Baylor

  • 1982


  • Worked five years for the Amarillo Globe-News as a reporter, copy editor, news editor and assistant night city editor
  • Taught at West Texas A&M in Canyon for six years
  • Was a reporter, writer, producer and weekend anchor for KVII-TX in Amarillo
  • Part-time copy editor for the Knoxville News-Sentinel
  • Served on a nationwide Task Force on the Ethics of the Media Coverage of the Mount Carmel standoff sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists


  • Periodically interviewed on KWTX-TV (Waco's local CBS affiliate) regarding media-related issues, especially those dealing with media law or ethics
  • Named a Bickel Fellow and an outstanding doctoral student in the College of Communications at the University of Tennessee
  • Named the Outstanding Society of Professional Journalists Campus Chapter Adviser in the United States in 1987
  • National Vice President for the campus chapter affairs for SPJ from 1988-1994
  • One of the SPJ student chapter advisers at Baylor
  • Has been the facilitator twice for the Ted Scripps Leadership Workshop sponsored by SPJ through funding provided by Scripps Howard
  • Serve on the Baylor Faculty Senate
  • Twice been the recipient of the Rachel Hunter Moore Outstanding Faculty Member Award
  • Named to the Mortar Board Circle of Achievement twice
  • Director of undergraduate studies in the journalism department

Interests & Hobbies

  • Rugged beauty of the Four Corners region
  • Good mysteries
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Travelling
  • Sailing
  • Reading
  • Avowed "news junkie"
  • Spending time with her husband (Dr. Robert Barkley), three children (David, Daniel and Rachel), and grandchildren (Nikolas, Cambri and Asa)

Favorite Thing About Teaching

"Seeing the light bulb come on in students and watching them get rewarding jobs after graduation."

Favorite Thing About Baylor

The journalism & media arts majors