Just the other day, I told one of my students about how much difficulty I had with philosophy and how fortunate I was to have Professor Bates patiently explain concepts from Kant until I understood them. He was truly humble, considerate, and caring - in addition to being brilliant. If he had not helped me build a solid intellectual foundation in philosophy, I probably would not have been able to complete my doctorate years later. His influence was invaluable.

by Bess Malson-Huddle (not verified)