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PROFILE: Dr. Julie Taylor - Guide, Mentor and Facilitator

Dr. Taylor is recognized as an outstanding faculty member who goes above and beyond for both her current and former students. She identifies her teacher-scholar role as a guide, mentor, and facilitator of knowledge within a rigorous learning environment. Dr. Taylor has made a lasting impression on numerous students for being knowledgeable, compassionate, and a reflective professor who truly cares about students’ success. Dr. Taylor earned her BA and MA from Colorado State University, and her PhD from the University of Utah in Communication Studies. As an Assistant Professor at CSUSB, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses including Organizational Communication and Gender & Communication. She serves as lead undergraduate advisor for the Department of Communication Studies, is leading a multidisciplinary team in launching an Oral Communication Center on campus, and develops curriculum for both the Prison Art Collective and Million Kids (a Human Trafficking prevention organization).  In addition, she has conducted community-engaged research on sex for sale for over 10 years. Dr. Taylor has published peer-reviewed articles in nationally ranked journals such as: the Journal of Human Trafficking, Communication Education, the Western Journal of Communication, the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, Connexions: International Professional Communication Journal, among other scholarly journals and outlets.