In her role as leadership coach and teaching and learning Coach at Achieving the Dream, Dr. Jacqueline Taylor works intentionally with a variety of ATD Network community colleges serving diverse students, focusing on leadership, teaching and learning excellence, professional development/learning, and the diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice work that transforms students’ lives, the lives of their families, and the communities served.
Prior to joining ATD, Dr. Taylor served as associate vice president of retention and student success and Title III project director for the $2.18M “Inclusive Design for Equity in Academic Success (IDEAS)” DOE Grant at Southwest Tennessee Community College, designing and implementing a professional learning model for Equity & Inclusion Practitioners. This work helped to lead the college to ATD Leader College Status in 2019–20, achieving transformational gains in holistic supports effectiveness, access, retention, and completion. Prior to serving at Southwest, Dr. Taylor served on the President’s Council and as assistant dean of students at Union University for a decade with a focus on retention, academic support, and minority student success. She also spent nearly 15 years in life calling and career development, promoting social, racial, and economic justice in career employment.
Graduate | Tennessee Higher Education Innovation & Leadership Fellows Program 2020 Inaugural Cohort for Enterprise Leadership
Graduate | President’s Roundtable, Lakin Institute Fellow ’17
Ph.D. (Educational Leadership, Higher Education Administration)
B.A. (English) | Union University, Jackson, TN