Jason L. Taylor
Postdoctoral Research Associate
B.S., Music Business, Illinois State University, 2006.
M.S., Higher Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
Higher Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013.
Bio: Jason L. Taylor is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at OCCRL, engaged in work related to the Credit When It's Due Initiative, College and Career Readiness Act evaluation, and the Pathways to Results initiative. Dr. Taylor has previously worked on the evaluation team for the Shifting Gears project, Adult Education Bridge Evaluation project, and the Accelerating Opportunity projects at OCCRL. His research interests include higher education policy related to college readiness, developmental education, transfer students, access and equity, and dual credit. His dissertation used a quasi-experimental method to examine the impact of dual credit participation on college enrollment and college completion in Illinois. 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). As a graduate student, he was elected as the graduate student representative to the national board of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges. Jason received his Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.