Fellows and Scholars
AAC&U Distinguished Fellow
Orlando L. Taylor is currently distinguished senior advisor to the president at Fielding Graduate University, as well as the principal investigator and for an NSF-funded grant at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology to advance women in the STEM fields into leadership positions at the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities and at Tribal Colleges. Prior to these appointments, he served in several senior leadership positions at Howard University and as president of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Dr. Taylor has been a national leader for many years on issues pertaining to diversity and inclusion in higher education. He has been a particularly vigorous advocate and spokesperson on topics and issues relating to access and equity and to preparing the next generation of researchers and faculty members for the nation’s colleges and universities. Dr. Taylor is one of the architects of AAC&U’s National Science Foundation-funded Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future project.
Dr. Taylor is the author of numerous publications within his discipline and in higher education and is recognized by many as a national leader in graduate education. He has served as a member of numerous national boards in higher education, including the Board of Directors of the Council of Graduate Schools, which he chaired.
Dr. Taylor received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan and has been honored with that university’s distinguished alumni award. He received his undergraduate degree from Hampton University and a master’s degree from Indiana University. He has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Purdue University, Indiana University, The Ohio State University, Hope College, DePauw University, Denison University and Southern Connecticut State University.