Taylor earned her Ph.D. and her Master of Arts Degree in Communication at Purdue University. Taylor's public relations research has focused on nation building and civil society, dialogue, the use of websites and new technologies. Her research has taken her to post conflict nations in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. During her academic career, she has published 60 refereed journal articles in communication, public relations and media journals.
In 2010, Taylor was honored with the Pathfinder Award, presented by the Institute for Public Relations in recognition of her “original program of scholarly research that has made a significant contribution to the body of knowledge and practice of public relations.” Taylor is a member of the Arthur S. Page Society and serves as an Associate Editor of the Public Relations Review.
Doctor of Philosophy, Public Affairs and Issues Management, Purdue University, 1996
M.A., Rhetorical Studies, Purdue University, 1993
B.A., Political Scienc, Westfield State College,1986