Welcome to Arkansas State University!

Stephanie Bates

Instructor of Spanish


  • M.A., University of Oklahoma
  • M.P.A., University of Oklahoma
  • B.A., University of Oklahoma

Teaching Specialties

  • Elementary Spanish I
  • Elementary Spanish II
  • Intermediate Spanish I
  • Intermediate Spanish II

Research Interests

Golden Age Spanish drama and prose, women's and gender studies, cultural studies, popular romance studies, comparative politics and public administration (especially U.S. and Mexico)


Stephanie was born and raised in Bartlesville, OK.  She attended the University of Oklahoma for her undergraduate studies and graduated summa cum laude in May 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a minor in Political Science. After working for a year at an international travel company, she decided to return to school to pursue graduate studies.  In May 2012, Stephanie graduated with a dual master's degree from the University of Oklahoma, consisting of a Master of Arts in Spanish and a Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Non-Profit Management.  Stephanie joined the faculty at Arkansas State University in Spring 2013, and she loves being part of such a dynamic and welcoming department.  

Stephanie enjoys teaching lower-level courses in Spanish and getting new students interested in languages, cultures, and study abroad opportunities.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, music, dancing, and vegetarian cuisine. 

Stephanie Bates

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2426


Building: Wilson Hall
Room: 126C