Colette Taylor, EdD

EdD, Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations, University of Florida
MA, Counselor Education, University of Florida
BS, Psychology, University of Flordia

Director, Center for Social Transformation and Leadership
Program Director, Educational and Organizational Learning and Leadership (EOLL)
Associate Professor, Educational and Organizational Learning and Leadership (EOLL)

Phone: (206) 296-6061

Building/Room: Loyola 405

Colette Taylor_CV

Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Taylor’s teaching, scholarship, and service is multicultural and multi-contextual in nature and is situated in the field of leadership and education.   Attempting to understand how populations of color and other marginalized communities develop attitudes, motivations, and strategies to be successful in various cultural and institutional contexts, her current research focuses on improving educational leadership - formal and community-based - to create equitable educational environments, with a particular focus on students, families, and communities who have been historically marginalized in education.  She teaches a variety of courses in the Educational Leadership program, including Leadership as Self, Leadership in Organizations, Quantitative Research, and Participatory Action Research.


Prior to her appointment as Associate Professor at Seattle University in Fall 2015, Dr. Taylor was in the Department Educational Psychology and Leadership at Texas Tech University for 7 years.  Prior to her faculty appointment at TTU, she spent 14 years as higher education administrator professional having help positions at Middle Tennessee State University, University of Florida, Nova Southeastern University, and Wake Forest University.   She is a past-president of the Southern Association of College Student Affairs and currently serves on the editorial boards of the College Student Affairs Journal, Journal for Diversity in Higher Education and the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice.  In addition, she is an active member of the International Leadership Association, American College Personnel Association, the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), Engagement Scholarship Consortium, and Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA).

Selected Publications

Taylor, C.M. (In Press, 2018). And the tree is not always happy!: A Black Woman authentically leading and teaching social justice in higher education. In S. Evans, A. Dominque & T. Mitchell (Eds). Black Women and Social Justice Education: Legacies and Lessons. New York: SUNY (State University of New York) Press.

Walker, T.L. & Taylor, C.M. (2015). Collaborative autoethnography: The method is the message. In C.S. White (Ed). Critical qualitative research for social education. Charlotte: NC: Information Age Publishing

Evans, S., Taylor, C.M., Dunlap, M., Miller, D. (Eds.). (2009). African Americans and community engagement: Community service, service-learning and community-based research. New York: SUNY (State University of New York) Press.