Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy
Phone: +1 512 232 1600
Office: SSB 4.412
Dr. Betty Jeanne Taylor is an educator and social justice advocate with over twenty years of experience in higher education as an administrator and instructor.
She currently serves as assistant vice president in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at The University of Texas at Austin, where she leads university campus climate initiatives such as creating inclusive classrooms and minimizing bias in recruitment/search processes. She is also a faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, as an assistant professor of practice. Prior to joining DDCE, Dr. Taylor served on the leadership team for the Office of the Dean of Students in the Division of Student Affairs as director of Greek Life and Education and as a lecturer in the Department of Educational Psychology.
Dr. Taylor holds a Ph.D. in higher education administration from The University of Texas at Austin and received a B.S. in communication and an M.S. in higher education from Florida State University. Her research interests focus on intersectional identity development, inclusive climates, and recruitment/retention of faculty of color at predominantly white institutions.