Terry Likes

Terry Likes

Terry Likes

Field(s) of expertise:


  • B.A., Communication, Maryville University, 1985
  • M.A., Communication, Western Kentucky University, 1988
  • Ph.D., Communication, University of Kentucky, 1996



  • Department Head and Professor


  • Edward R. Murrow Regional Award, 2023
  • 1st Place, Mississippi Association of Broadcasters. Category: Documentary. “Where politicians and media laugh: a retrospective of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner," 2023
  • Award of Excellence-World Journalism Education Congress, 2019
  • Library of American Broadcasting Foundation’s Broadcast History Award, 2017
  • Journalism Educator of the Year, 2013





Dr. Terry Likes, an award-winning educator and journalist, is the head of the Department of Communication and tenured full professor at Mississippi State University. He is an expert in radio-tv writing, reporting, production, and producing. Likes has won over 100 awards and honors in his career, and has conducted 37 presentations at a variety of conferences. His research interests include but are not limited to: Media Criticism, Journalism Education, Sports Journalism, Popular Culture, and Media Programming. He is available for commentary on these and related topics.