Dr. Beth Gallaspy, M.A. — Adjunct Instructor

"As a professional in journalism and public relations, I always enjoyed mentoring younger colleagues and interns and seeing them grow professionally. I wanted more opportunities to help emerging communication professionals gain the knowledge and skills they need to be successful."

Degrees Held:

  • M.A. – Lamar University, 2009
  • B.A. – Mississippi College, 1994

Department: Liberal Arts/Communication

Career highlights:

As a newspaper journalist for the Beaumont Enterprise, my most memorable assignments included covering a session of the U.S. Supreme Court, Hurricane Rita and nighttime airboat rides into Southeast Texas marshes with alligator researchers.

Working in Lamar University's Public Relations Department, I launched the university’s first official Facebook page and Twitter account.

  • In which online degree program do you teach?

    BS in Communication with a Concentration in Communication Studies

  • Which classes do you teach online?

    Intro to Mass Communication, Intro to Public Relations and Public Relations Writing

  • Why did you start teaching?

    As a professional in journalism and public relations, I always enjoyed mentoring younger colleagues and interns and seeing them grow professionally. I wanted more opportunities to help emerging communication professionals gain the knowledge and skills they need to be successful.

  • What's the best advice that you could give your students?

    Don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it.

  • Tell us something your students may not know about you:

    I practice and teach yoga. I'm involved in community theater, usually behind the scenes, but I've been in staged readings. I love to travel.

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