LaVada Taylor, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

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LaVada Taylor is a Professor of Education in the School of Education and Counseling. Her teaching and research interest are grounded in post colonialism and culturally relevant pedagogy.

Meet Professor Taylor

Research Overview

Her research critically examines the experience of historical marginalized learners in the sociopolitical context of schooling. Her work has appeared in Educational Foundations, Educational Studies, Urban Education, Democracy and Education, and Essays in Education. Additionally, her work appears in the following books:Curriculum Studies-the next moment and Race, Gender, and Curriculum Theorizing.

Teaching Focus

Her teaching focus include diversity and education as well as the study, implementation, and assessment of educative processes in secondary classroom settings.

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Lionhearted Leaders: LaVada Taylor

In a time of racial justice reckoning, Professor of Education LaVada Taylor challenges her students to think critically.

Meet Professor Taylor

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  • Ph.D. – Curriculum Theory, Louisiana State University
  • M.Ed. – Education Administration, Tennessee State University
  • B.A. – Political Science, Fisk University

Areas of Expertise

  • Critical Theory Urban Education
  • Post Colonial Discourse
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Critical Race Feminism
  • Culturally Relevant Pedagogy Oral History