SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

Department of Language and Literature at Southwest Baptist University

Faculty

Mark Tappmeyer
Mark Tappmeyer
Professor of English
Southwest Baptist University
Work 1600 University Avenue,
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 active in a local Baptist church.

Educational and Professional Background: Dr. Tappmeyer earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Southwest Baptist University, a Master of Arts in English from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and a Doctor of Arts in English from Illinois State University.