OCCRL Staff

Jason L. Taylor

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Email: taylor26@illinois.edu

Degrees:
B.S., Music Business, Illinois State University, 2006.
M.S., Higher Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
Ph.D, Higher Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013.

Bio: Jason L. Taylor is a postdoctoral research associate at the Office of Community College and Leadership (OCCRL) engaged in work related to the Credit When It's Due initiative and the College and Career Readiness Act evaluation. He previously worked on the evaluation team for the Pathways to Results initiative, Shifting Gears project, Adult Education Bridge Evaluation project, and the Accelerating Opportunity project at OCCRL. His research interests include higher education policy related to college readiness, developmental education, transfer students, dual credit, and access and equity. His dissertation used a quasi-experimental method to examine the differential impact of dual credit participation on college enrollment and college completion in Illinois for low-income students and students of color. In addition to his OCCRL research, he recently finished a collaborative research project to study state dual credit policy (funded by the Higher Learning Commission and Lumina Foundation). Dr. Taylor is currently on the board of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges. He received his PhD in higher education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.