Betty Jeanne Taylor
Dr. Betty Jeanne Taylor is an educator and social justice advocate with almost twenty years of experience in higher education as administrator, facilitator, and faculty member. 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 the university's Campus Climate Response Team, partnering with colleagues to respond to reports of bias incidents impacting the university community.
Dr. Taylor is responsible for 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 a clinical assistant professor for the Program in Higher Education Leadership. Prior to joining DDCE, she served on the management team in the Office of the Dean of Students, as director of Greek Life and Education and instructed Intergroup Dialogue 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.