Carla Bates, daughter of Clarence and Betty Bates, graduated from the University of Missouri with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Information Science and Learning Technologies in July 2017.
A 1982 graduate of Rolla High School, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Management Systems and Master of Science in Information Science and Technology from Missouri S&T in 1996 and 2005, respectively.
She currently is an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Business and Information Technology  at Missouri S&T.