Colette Taylor, EdD

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

Professor, Educational and Organizational Learning and Leadership
Founding Director, Center for Social Transformation and Leadership
Special Assistant to the Provost for Strategic Directions

Phone: (206) 296-6061

Building/Room: Admin 129

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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).

Research and Teaching Interests

Dr. Taylor’s teaching, scholarship, and service is multicultural and multi-contextual in nature and is situated in the fields of leadership, social justice 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 creating inclusive leadership practice - formal and community-based - to create equitable organizational environments, with a particular focus on students, families, and communities who have been historically marginalized.