Family Summit Plenary Speaker
Dr. Ed Taylor
“Academic Success for All Students—The Battle for Humanity is Not Lost”
10:05 AM – 10:50 AM Auditorium
Edward Taylor is vice provost and dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs at the University of Washington Seattle where he oversees educational opportunities that deepen and enrich the undergraduate experience including First Year Programs, educational assessment, experiential learning, academic advising and support and the University Honors Program.
Dr. Taylor joined the UW’s College of Education in 1995 as an assistant professor. His research and teaching center around diversity and leadership in education and social justice and he has written, taught, and presented extensively on these topics. Taylor earned his PhD in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Washington. At Gonzaga University, he earned a masters degree in counseling psychology and bachelors degrees in sociology and psychology.
A leader in the community, Taylor is a trustee and former regent of Gonzaga University; founding board member of Molo Care, a non-governmental organization helping children in South Africa attend school; board chair and a founding board member of Rainier Scholars, a scholastic preparation program for high-achieving children of color; a board member of The Lakeside School and of Seattle Arts and Lectures; and has served on numerous other boards. In both 1999 and 2000, the East Madison YMCA recognized Taylor with the Volunteer of the Year award.