Assistant Professor of the Practice, Director of Outreach and Professional Development within the Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy, Center for Health Systems & Design Faculty Fellow, and Holder of the Younger-Carter Endowed Practitioner-in-Residence
Within the Bush School of Government and Public Service Dr. Kenneth Anderson Taylor is an Assistant Professor of the Practice, the Director of Outreach and Professional Development within the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy, and holds the Younger-Carter Endowed Practitioner-in-Residence. In 2018, the TAMU College of Architecture appointed Dr. Taylor as a Faculty Fellow within their Center for Health Systems & Design.
Dr. Taylor’s primary faculty responsibilities encompass him leading a consulting capstone seminar for graduate students within the Bush School, and teaching a variety of nonprofit management and leadership theory courses. Dr. Taylor also serves as co-faculty within the Agricultural Leadership and Development program (TAMU College of Agriculture & Life Sciences), and annually accompanies students to Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece to explore the variety of leadership models as a scholarly discipline via personal experiences. Per his Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy duties, Dr. Taylor enjoys working in Texas and beyond with nonprofit organizations on capacity building issues. In this role, he truly gets to utilize his former experience as a nonprofit executive and work with leaders within on a variety of professional development opportunities.
Dr. Taylor earned his MBA from Bellarmine University’s Rubel School of Business and also holds a BA in Sociology from the same institution. His PhD in Leadership Studies is from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio and dissertation research focused on the link between leader behavior within nonprofit organizations and its impact on employee job satisfaction.
Before arriving in College Station, Dr. Taylor founded and launched the Nonprofit Leadership Studies (formerly Youth and Nonprofit Leadership) program at Murray State University, and held the appointment of Academic Program Director & Assistant Professor within their College of Health Science & Human Services.
As a practitioner, Dr. Taylor has more than 20 years of leader experience inside and working on behalf of nonprofit organizations. His self-defined career highlights include the 12 consecutive years he served the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and the five years he spent as a self-employed nonprofit consultant. Dr. Taylor is also a State of Texas Credentialed Mediator.
Years ago when Dr. Taylor set his sights on transitioning into academia with a vision of developing tomorrow’s nonprofit and public service leaders, he put the Bush School of Government and Public Service at the top of his list. He defines landing at Texas A&M University as an “honor”, and is simply here to mightily contribute to the school’s commitment to President George H.W. Bush’s philosophy of educating principled leaders for public service.
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