Edward Taylor is vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs at the University of Washington where he oversees educational opportunities that advance and deepen the undergraduate experience.
Dr. Taylor is a professor in the UW’s College of Education, which he joined in 1995. His research and teaching center on comparative education in the U.S. and South Africa, moral dimensions of education and integrative education, and leadership in education and social justice. He has written, taught and presented extensively on these topics.
Dr. Taylor co-chaired, with Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity and University Diversity Officer Rickey Hall, the tri-campus Race & Equity Initiative.
Active in the community, Taylor is a founding board member of Rainier Scholars, a scholastic preparation program for high-achieving children of color; serves on the board of the Seattle Foundation; is a trustee of Gonzaga University; is on the Seattle mayor’s Education Summit Advisory Group; and also serves on the boards of College Spark Washington and the Rwanda Girls Initiative. Nationally, Taylor is a member of the faculty of the Academy for Contemplative and Ethical Leadership, which is part of the Mind and Life Institute. Internationally, he has worked with South African township schools and school leaders to help form a coalition of schools to serve children living in township communities.
Ph.D.; University of Washington; Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
M.A.; Gonzaga University; Psychology
B.A.; Gonzaga University; Sociology and Psychology