Eula Monroe is a Southerner by birth and by culture, having been born in western Kentucky where she has lived most of her life. Her high school was in Clifty, Kentucky, and she spent her college years at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. Her doctorate is from the George Peabody College for Teachers of Vanderbilt University. Dr. Monroe accepted an appointment at BYU in 1992 where she helps prepare teachers. She is a member of the First Baptist Church in Provo and serves on campus as advisor to the Baptist Student Union. A deeply religious woman, she has found her faith strengthened by being at BYU. Dr. Monroe and her husband, James M. (Matt) Monroe, are the parents of one married daughter.