Dr. Steve Messer

Stephen Messer

Professor of History

Office Location: Reade 146
Phone: (765) 998-5101
Email: stmesser@taylor.edu

Specialties: african american history, civil rights movement, colonial america, cultural landscape of the united states, history of the space program, home front during wartime, responses to death in american history, united states women’s history



Ph.D. in History, Florida State University, 1987
M.S. in Social Science, Florida State University, 1984
M.A. in History, Florida State University, 1982
B.A. in History/English, Trinity International University, 1977

Why I love teaching at Taylor:

I’m in my twenty-fourth year of teaching at Taylor University, and I still love the classroom!  The time I spend with students as we journey together down the path we call Christian higher education continues to energize me in special ways.  I especially value the experience of grappling together with the difficult subjects of history and searching for our responses as believers.

Advice to incoming students:

God has called us to this Christian academic community primarily so we can learn about His world and the people in it.  Your college years will be exciting for many reasons, but keep the priority of learning in strong focus so that you can prepare to serve in whatever path God calls you to follow.