Hervey Taylor, Ed.D.

Hervey Taylor, Ed.D.

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Associate Professor, School of Education


  • Doctor of Education in Educational and Organizational Leadership 2018 University of the Pacific
  • M.A.Ed. in Urban Education 1993 Langston University
  • B.A. in Political Science & Public Administration 1986 Connecticut State University
  • A.A. in Liberal Arts 1982 Capital Community College


Dr. Taylor is currently an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Research at William Jessup University, School of Education. Prior to that he was an Assistant Clinical Professor and Site Coordinator for the University of the Pacific, US PREP Tiger Teach Program. Dr. Taylor is a former school administrator with over 25 years of experience in education. He has served as a teacher and leader in K-12 public and independent schools. He was the founding principal of H. Allen Hight Elementary School in the Natomas Unified School District. This school consisted of more than 600 students and 75 staff members. In addition, Dr. Taylor led the school in becoming an International Baccalaureate (IB) authorized school.

As a teacher, Dr. Taylor was selected as Teacher of the Year in two separate school districts, once by the students and once by the staff. Before becoming an educator, he served a legislative internship in the Connecticut General Assembly and worked on the legislative staff in the Michigan State Senate and House of Representatives, and the Oklahoma State Senate. He also worked for state government and served as a member of the Governor’s Performance team in Oklahoma.

Dr. Taylor holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from University of the Pacific. He also has a Master’s degree in education from Langston University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration from Central Connecticut State University. Dr. Taylor has been married for 41 years and has 4 adult children. He enjoys exercising, reading, and music. He has lived in five states.


  • Taylor III, Hervey A. African American faculty: A study of their experiences related to intercultural competence at predominantly white institutions.” Ed.D. diss., University of the Pacific, 2018.