Betty Taylor

Betty Jeanne Taylor, PhD

The University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Division of Diversity and Community Engagement

Betty Jeanne Taylor is Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives within the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at the University of Texas at Austin. Her responsibilities include working with university and school leadership in designing professional development curriculum as well as implementing practices for inclusive environments. Her research and professional practice includes work with academic colleges and departments on diversity efforts including development of inclusive classrooms and faculty recruitment and retention initiatives. Prior to joining the DDCE, she was Director of Greek Life and Education in the Office of the Dean of Students, where she also instructed undergraduate leadership and social justice courses and conducted research for a national multi-university research project. Taylor received a BS in Communication and an MS in Higher Education from The Florida State University. Her research interests include identity development and intersectionality, inclusive climates, and social justice education.