A Christian Liberal Arts University, Est. 1846

Melissa Jessup

Assistant Professor of Education
  • EdD, Special Education, Ball State University (Ongoing)
  • MA, Special Education, Ball State University (1998)
  • BA, Elementary Education and Special Education, Idaho State University (1984)


Advice to Incoming Students

Keep your eyes on Jesus, seek Him in all you do, and continuously seek to grow as you pursue your academic and career goals.

Why I Enjoy Teaching at Taylor

The opportunity to combine my two greatest passions, my faith and teaching, with students who strive for excellence in all areas of their lives is a privilege and a blessing.


I enjoy reading, traveling, and gardening.

Major Career Accomplishments

As an educator, my greatest career accomplishments always come back to student growth. Facilitating learning and participating in the growth of students, regardless of their age, will always be my greatest career accomplishment.