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Dr. Merry Beth Low


Dr. Merry Beth Low is a coordinator and instructor of world languages, specializing in French and Italian. Dr. Low's doctoral research is centered on French and Italian female spiritual writing during the sixteenth century. She also holds expertise in post-WWII European literature and film. She enjoys opening her students' eyes to the wonders and beauty of the global French and Italian language and culture.

In the Kugelman Honors Program, Dr. Merry Beth Low and Dr. Jocelyn Evans teach the first-year course Honors Core: Social Sciences in which students explore the philosophical and cultural underpinnings of community and investigate the distinctive features of communal life. 

When she is not teaching, Dr. Low loves to travel, spend time at Pensacola Beach, and try out local restaurants with her friends and family. She also enjoys discovering new music and playing the piano and guitar. She maintains an active lifestyle and is passionate about playing and watching soccer.

Dr. Low received her Ph.D. and M.A. from Florida State University in French Language and Literature. She also received her M.A. in Religion from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and her B.A. in International Relations and French from Samford University.