SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Department of Language and Literature at Southwest Baptist University

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M.E. Tappmeyer
Department Chair
(417) 328-1683


Curtis Goss
Holly Hill-Stanford
Carla Kirchner
Todd Sukany
Linda Tappmeyer
M.E. Tappmeyer


Curtis Goss
Curtis Goss
Curtis Goss
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Southwest Baptist University
Work 1600 University Avenue,
Jester Learning and Performance Center 226
Bolivar, MO 65613
Work (417) 328-1685 |
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Courses Taught: All Spanish courses at SBU from first semester elementary Spanish through senior level literature courses. Goss also teaches Methods of Teaching Foreign Language at both the senior and graduate levels.

Why do you like teaching at SBU? "I like teaching at SBU because of wonderful students, great coworkers, and beautiful campus."

Education and Professional Background: Goss earned a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Area Studies, with a minor in Spanish and Anthropology, from Texas Tech University; a Master of Arts in Romance Languages, concentration in Spanish with minors in Romance Linguistics and Portuguese, from Texas Tech University; and has completed some Ph.D. work at Texas Tech University.

Faith Dedications: Goss is a member at First Baptist Church, Bolivar, Missouri and plays the violin in the church orchestra. He has also played in the SBU orchestra. Goss served as translator for several mission trips to Mexico and Nicaragua and takes a group of students to Panama every January, where they do mission work with the indigenous and Latin communities. "I believe that every Christian is called to show Christ through our actions, as well as our words. We are to serve him with all that we have and all that we are. We are all missionaries, even if we don't consider ourselves as being missionaries."