SBUBolivar, Missouri Est. 1878

SBU University Success Center

Jodi Meadows

Jodi Meadows
Jodi Meadows
Jodi Meadows
Instructor of University Success Center
Honors Program Advisor
Southwest Baptist University
Work 1600 University Avenue,
Mabee Chapel 106
Bolivar, MO 65613

Education and professional background: Meadows received a B.M. in Vocal Music Education from SBU and a M.M. in Choral Conducting from Missouri State University. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology through Regent University. Prior to coming to SBU, Meadows taught vocal music in a variety of settings including public school, private studio and church. She also served as an adjunct instructor of music at Baptist Bible College from 2005-2007. Meadows was an adjunct instructor of applied voice at SBU from 2005-2007 and in 2008 became full-time faculty as an instructor and advisor in the University Success Center. She teaches University Seminar and Critical Thinking courses through the University Success Center and serves as support faculty for the Gordon and Judy Dutile Honors Program by advising freshmen and assisting with the planning and implementation of Honors Program objectives and events. Her primary area of research interest for her Ph.D. is gifted learners.

Family: Mrs. Meadows is married to Dr. Daniel Meadows, a clinical psychologist who is also an SBU alum, and they have four daughters.

Community involvement: Meadows is actively involved in her church supporting the many activities in which her daughters are involved. They are active members of Bolivar United Methodist Church. She and her husband also sing in the adult choir, of which she was the director for seven years. They are also members of the Bolivar Community Concert Series – Live on Stage and are serving as hosts for a Rotary exchange student. In addition, Meadows enjoys singing with a local band called Moby Jo. They entertain for various community events and private parties.

Why did you choose to teach at SBU? “I am deeply grateful for the experiences I had as an undergraduate music student at SBU. It is a pleasure and a privilege to serve as a faculty member here.”

What advice do you have for prospective students? “You are not here to get a degree. You are here to pursue an education. Intelligence is not a substitute for hard work. You have a grand and glorious opportunity before you that few others are privileged to have. Take full advantage of it!”

What is your favorite thing to do in Bolivar/Southwest Missouri? “One of my favorite places in Bolivar is 3Gs Frozen Custard! We also enjoy visiting the State Parks in the area. Our current favorite is Lake of the Ozarks State Park.”