A Christian Liberal Arts University, Est. 1846

Betty Messer

Professor of Modern Languages
Faculty Profile

Advice to incoming students

Welcome to Taylor University!  We are glad that you chose to do your undergraduate work with us.  May the coming weeks be fruitful, and may you feel God’s presence with you as you make your transition to college.

Why I Enjoy Teaching at Taylor

I love the students at Taylor.  They are very interested in learning and fun to teach.


Traveling, Kayaking, Bicycling, Reading

Major career accomplishments

I have been at Taylor University almost my entire career, and as such I have had a major impact on the Spanish curriculum in the Department of Modern Languages.  With the exception of the literature courses, I developed all the upper-level courses that now comprise the major/minor on-campus courses (SPA305-Communication in Spanish, SPA310-Culture and Civilization of Hispanic America, SPA312-Culture and Civilization of Spain, SPA321-Ther Art of Writing Spanish, SPA342-Spanish Phonology, and a special topics course SPA370 Advanced Spanish Grammar). 

During my career as a Spanish professor, I have had the opportunity to make professional trips--some with students and some for professional development-- to Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Brazil, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic.

It is amazing to me how many wonderful students and colleagues I have met through the years and count it a joy to have shared with them along the academic journey at a place where Christian faith and the life of the mind are integrated in curricular and co-curricular endeavors.