Dr. Taylor joined STHM as an Assistant Professor in the Sport and Recreation Management Department in 2017, upon the completion of her doctoral studies at the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Taylor’s work broadly centers on diversity and inclusion within the sport industry, specifically as it relates to gender discrimination and homophobia; sexual harassment and sexual assault education; and harassment of female faculty members. Her recent work has examined the organizational culture within intercollegiate athletic departments as it relates to the work-family interface, work addiction and engagement, and burnout. Through this work Dr. Taylor and her colleagues have had the opportunity to engage with intercollegiate athletic department leadership across the country in attempts to foster positive workplace cultures within the industry.
Dr. Taylor has presented her research at over 50 national and international conferences and published 19 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, International Journal of Sport Communication, Women in Sport & Physical Activity Journal, Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, Sport Management Education Journal, and Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education. Dr. Taylor and colleagues from the University of Tennessee recently won the 2019 Student-Athlete Services Profession Research Award at the N4A National Convention. Recent work by Drs. Taylor and Jones as well as Dr. Adam Cohen (University of Technology Sydney) was selected as a finalist in the research paper competition at the European Association of Sport Management conference.
Taylor earned her PhD in Kinesiology and Sport Studies with a concentration in Sport Management at the University of Tennessee, where she also obtained a Master of Science degree in Statistics and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies and College Teaching. She received a Master’s of Kinesiology and Health with an emphasis in Sport Psychology from Miami University where she also served as an Assistant Volleyball Coach, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she played volleyball and ran track.