Jester Learning and Performance Center 222
Bolivar, MO 65613
Current Research Projects: "Of the genres in my discipline, poetry is my first love. I love turning the dog loose when I glimpse a wild poetic idea. :)"
Why do you enjoy teaching at SBU? "My reasons for teaching at SBU come down to size and spirit. Unlike the mega-university in which the individual—student or professor--can get lost, Southwest does not swallow a person. Rather it invites one into a family, the SBU family, which really exists. And that family understands that it draws its life from the God of the Bible."
Faith Dedications: Tappmeyer is a member of Waypoint Baptist Church of Bolivar.
Educational and Professional Background: Dr. Tappmeyer earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from SBU in 1974 and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1978. In 1987, he earned a Doctor of Arts in English, Illinois State University.