Kari Taylor
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2017
  • Master of Science in College Student Personnel, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 2006
  • Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2004

Kari Taylor has served as an editor for About Campus and has published in a range of outlets including the Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession, New Directions for Student Services, Journal of College Student Development, and The Journal of Higher Education. She brings professional experience in academic advising and student support, student affairs assessment, and graduate education. Most recently, she served as program director of the University of Connecticut Higher Education and Student Affairs Program where she taught courses focused on fieldwork experience, introduction to student affairs, and college student development.

Research Interests

  • College student development
  • Assessment of teaching and learning
  • Achievement of liberal arts learning outcomes

Courses Taught

  • Psychology of the College-Age Adult
  • Fieldwork/Internship in Student Affairs Administration
  • Higher Education Law
  • Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in Collegiate Contexts

Certifications and Memberships

  • Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
  • ACPA - College Student Educators International
  • NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education

Selected Works

Presentations

Shalka, T., Duran, A., Travers, C., & Taylor, K. B. (2019, March). Navigating the writing and publishing process as a graduate student. Presentation given at the ACPA College Student Educators International Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

Castillo-Montoya, M., & Taylor, K. B. (2018, November). Seeing the links between educational practices and learning in higher education: The benefits of multifaceted classroom observations. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.

Hernández, E., & Taylor, K. B. (2018, March). Debunking 8 common myths about self-authorship. Presentation given at the ACPA College Student Educators International Annual Convention, Houston, TX.

Taylor, K. B. (2017, November). Contextualizing how undergraduate students develop toward critical consciousness: A focus on the complexities of peer interactions. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Houston, TX.

Taylor, K. B. (2017, March). Contextualizing how undergraduate students develop critical consciousness. Presentation given at The Ohio State University Hayes Research Forum, Columbus, OH.

Baker, A. R., & Taylor, K. B. (2016, November). Examining the role of discomfort in collegiate learning and development. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.

McDaniel, A., Taylor, K. B., & Oaks, D. J. (2016, March). Assessing the co-curricular needs of international students on campus: Three lessons learned. Presentation given at the NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Baker, A. R., Taylor, K. B., & Oaks, D. J. (2016, March). Converting data into decisions: The interpretation, communication, and use of qualitative assessment to inform and improve student affairs practice. Presentation given at the NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Taylor, K. B., & Jones, S. R. (2015, November). Learning that lingers: A longitudinal investigation of disorienting dilemmas in an international service-learning context. Paper presented at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

Jones, S. R., Taylor, K. B., Massey, R., & Mickey, J. (2015, March). Lessons from the field: The process of researching international service-learning. Presentation given at the ACPA College Student Educators International Annual Convention, Tampa, FL.

Publications

Taylor, K. B. (in press). Exploring the complexities of peer interactions in fostering development toward critical consciousness. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

Taylor, K. B., & Baker, A. R. (2019). Examining the role of discomfort in collegiate learning and development. Journal of College Student Development, 60(2), 173-188.

Taylor, K. B., & Reynolds, D. J. (2019). Dissonance. In E. S. Abes, S. R. Jones, & D-L. Stewart (Eds.), Rethinking college student development theory using critical frameworks (pp. 94-109). Sterling, VA: Stylus

Taylor, K. B., Jones, S. R., Massey, R., Mickey, J., & Reynolds, D. J. (2018). “It just had to settle”: A longitudinal investigation of students’ developmental readiness to navigate dissonance and experience transformation through international service-learning. The Journal of Higher Education, 89(2), 236-260.

Baxter Magolda, M. B., & Taylor, K. B. (2017). Holistic development. In J. H. Schuh, S. R. Jones, & V. Torres (Eds.), Student services: A handbook for the profession (6th ed., pp. 153-168). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Taylor, K. B., Jones, S. R., Massey, R., Mickey, J., Reynolds, D. J., & Jackson, T. (2017). Examining developmental readiness in an international service-learning context. Journal of College Student Development, 58(5), 685-703.

Taylor, K. B. (2016). How prepared are students for global citizenship?: A qualitative, holistic model for assessing intercultural competence. The Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry, 1(2), 1-24.

Pérez II, D., & Taylor, K. B. (2016). Cultivando logradores: Nurturing and sustaining Latino male success in higher education. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 9(1), 1-19.

Taylor, K. B. (2016). Diverse and critical perspectives on cognitive development theory. In E. S. Abes (Ed.), Critical perspectives on student development theory. New Directions for Student Services (no. 154, pp. 29-41). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Baxter Magolda, M. B., & Taylor, K. B. (2016). Developing self-authorship in college to navigate emerging adulthood. In J. J. Arnett (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of emerging adulthood. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.