Sexuality and the Body: Dr. Mike Jessup and Linda Manganello


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Sexuality and the Body chapels feature members of the Taylor Community sharing their thoughts, stories, and experiences.

Dr. Michael Jessup is a professor of Sociology, and celebrating his 20th year at Taylor. Dr. Jessup teaches classes on Marriage and Family and Children and Family. He received all of his degrees in “I” states: Idaho, Iowa, and Illinois, and of course, now lives in Indiana. He has been married for 32 years, and has two daughters, both TU alumnae.

Dr. Linda Manganello graduated from Taylor with a B.S. in Communication Education, received her M.A. in Interpersonal and Public Communication from Central Michigan University, and earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from Capella University. As an Assistant Professor in the Communication Department, Linda encourages students to think critically about identity, value, communication, gender, and culture while discovering and living out their God given gifts and abilities. Dr. Manganello lives in Upland with her husband Tony, also a TU grad, and their two daughters Lucy and Sophie.