Dr. Taylor is Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs and Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Central Florida. Her specialty is systematic leadership to improve student achievement prekindergarten through university doctoral programs.
She has published seven books and numerous articles in respected journals such as Kappan, Educational Leadership, Middle School Journal, The National Staff Development Journal, Educational Research Service Spectrum, International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice, and International Journal of Education Management. Also, she is editor of the International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation and co-editor for Higher Education Skills and Workplace Learning Special Issue on Professional Doctorates (April 2014).
As Principal Investigator for a Job Embedded Teacher Preparation Grant that exceeds over $10,000,000, she provided leadership to improve STEM teacher preparation. Previously, she was Co-Principal Investigator for the UCF Progress Energy Leadership Institute that represented $1,300,000 in funds to serve 13 school district leadership teams from 2003-2008.
Recent service includes: President and Past President--Florida Association of Professors of Educational Leadership, Executive Board Member--Florida Association of School Administrators, and co-developer--International Conference on Doctoral Education.