Dr. Taylor joined Marshall University on July 1, 2018, as the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs.

Dr. Taylor, who has a background in mathematics and computational physics, held a faculty appointment at Austin Peay since 1996, when he joined the university with a B.S. in physics from Austin Peay (1990), and an M.S. (1991) and a Ph.D. (1995) in engineering science from the University of Tennessee Space Institute.