Colette M. Taylor
Dr. Taylor is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education and Program Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate and Master’s Programs in Higher Education and Student Affair at Texas Tech University. She spent 14 years as student affairs professional, working in residence life, student activities, community service/service-learning and leadership, and dean of students offices before becoming a faculty member in 2008. She is a military brat who graduated with her doctorate of in Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations from the University of Florida in 2003. Currently, she teaches graduate courses in college student development, funding in higher education and student service administration, and works with several university and community entities in the area of community engagement and service-learning.
Her research interests include Women in Higher Education,Diversity Issues in Higher Education, Community Engagement, Community Service/ Service Learning in Higher Education, Student Affairs Administration, Leadership in Higher Education and Organizational Structures in Higher Education.
Jones, S.J & Taylor, C.M. (in press). Effects of institutional culture and climate on the perceptions
of the working environments of public community college. NASPA Journal about Women in \
Jones, S.J & Taylor, C.M.(in press). Work and life balance support of female mid-level non-
instructional staff at community colleges. Community College Journal of Research and
Matteson, S.M., Taylor, C.M., Valle, F., Fehr, M.C., Jacob, S.A, & Jones, S.J. (2011).
Reexamining academic expectations: Using self-study to promote academic justice. Journal
of Thought, 45, 65-83.
Taylor, C. M. (2011). Campus commons: When pigs fly: A new perspective on learning. About
Campus, 16: 30–32
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.
Taylor, C.M. (2009). Characteristics of engagement: Communicated experiences of race,
universities and communities. (pp 1-10). In S. Evans, CM. Taylor, M. Dunlap & D. Miller
(Eds.) African Americans and community engagement: Community service, service-
learning and community-based research. New York: SUNY (State University of New York)
Taylor, C.M. (2009). Multicultural Affairs in Student Services. In Roger B. Ludeman, Kenneth J
Osfield, Enrique I Hidalgo, Danja Oste, & Howard, S. Wang (Eds.) Student Affairs and
Services in Higher Education: Global Foundations, Issues and Best Practices. United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization: France.
Freeman, J. & Taylor, C.M. (2009). Changing student characteristics and socialization. In A. Tull
(Ed.) Becoming socialized in student affairs administration: A guide for new professionals and
their supervisors. NY: Stylus.
Taylor, C.M. (2007). Leading from the middle. In Ackerman, R. (Ed.) The mid-level manager in
student affairs: Strategies for success: NASPA: Washington, D.C.
Taylor, C.M. (2005). Superwoman lives, (at least in my head): Reflections of a mid-level
professional in student affairs. College Students Affairs Journal, 24(2), 201-203.
Taylor, C. M. & Howard-Hamilton, M. F. (1995). Student involvement and racial identity attitudes
among african american males. Journal of College Student Development, 36, 330-336.