Meet the Honors Guild Directors

Scott and Jennifer MoeschbergerScott Moeschberger ('97), Ph.D., is the Associate Dean and Director of the Honors Guild, and an assistant professor of Psychology, and M.A. in Higher Education & Student Development. 

He received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, with his dissertation being on forgiveness and reconciliation in Northern Ireland.  His Masters in Counseling Psychology was at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, and his Bachelors was in Psychology and Information Systems here at Taylor University. 

Along with his experience in counseling and teaching, Scott has spent considerable time living in and studying Ireland as the on-site Director of Taylor's Irish Studies Program.  For three years, he and Jennifer (co-director) helped to direct educational and student life activities for over 30-40 students who were studying at Greystones, Ireland.  With their combined interest in student development and Ireland, along with their travel experience, this seemed like a great fit.

In 2009, however, Scott and Jennifer eagerly accepted the responsibility of building the new Honors Guild, utilizing their passion and gifts to help honors scholars shape their own unique place at Taylor and for God's Kingdom.

Jennifer Moeschberger (Burke '96), M.A., Director of Honors Guild Programming and associate professor, graduated from Taylor University with degrees in Psychology and International Studies.  She also completed the Honors minor at Taylor University.  She completed her Masters in Counseling Psychology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, and married Scott in 1999.  They had their first child, Ciaran, who was born in Ireland in 2007.

Jennifer has experience in counseling, event planning, magazine editing for Dr. Gary Collins (prolific author and founder of the American Association of Christian Counselors), and serving at the counseling center at Trinity.

She accepted a position back at Taylor working as the Residence Hall Director for Swallow-Robin Hall and the Director of International Student Programs.  After a year, she moved into Olson Hall, where she spent 3 years as a Hall Director.  She loved the close contact with students, the mentoring of student leaders, and challenging students to move boldly towards their God-given passions.

Jennifer is passionate about travel.  She lived in Saudi Arabia for a number of years growing up, and has led Taylor students on short-term trips to Honduras, Russia, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa.  Her love of different countries and cultures will help shape conversation and encourage exploration of honors scholars' global interests as she helps to frame the honors travel itinerary for possible upcoming trips to Jordan, South Africa, or Sri Lanka.

With Scott, Jennifer took leadership of the Freshman Irish Studies program in 2005. She served as Director of Student Life in this program for 3 years.  When she was not in Ireland, she taught Adolescent Psychology, Ethics in Psychology, and Christian Marriage.  She also worked as a counselor in the University Counseling Center.

She was excited in 2009 to be able to work with Scott to design the Honors Guild, a landmark program for high-caliber Taylor scholars.

Jennifer Moeschberger, M.A.
Director of Honors Guild Programming
Taylor University
236 West Reade Avenue
Upland, IN  46989

Meet the
Assistant Director of the Honors Program

Read about Amy Peterson

Meet the Assistant Director of the Honors Program

Amy Peterson

Amy Peterson is a writer, ESL instructor, and Assistant Director of the Honors Program at Taylor University.  After earning a BA in English Literature at Texas A&M University, she completed a Masters in Missions and Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College while teaching in Southeast Asia.  With more than ten years of experience teaching, she has worked with students from over a dozen countries.  

Amy writes regularly for Christ and Pop Culture, and has also contributed to the Christianity Today women’s blog her.meneutics, Comment Magazine, The Living Church, The Curator, and Art House America, among others. She currently resides on two acres of farmland in rural Indiana with her husband and two small children, as well as some pesky cats, beloved chickens, and a hive of bees. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, baking, mystery novels, road trips, french press coffee, and television.