Steven Taylor

Director and Senior Fellow, Education & Workforce

Stand Together Trust

Dr. Steven Taylor is director and senior fellow, education & workforce at Stand Together Trust, a philanthropy that supports policy education to empower individuals to improve their lives and society through lifelong learning and purposeful work. With nearly 20 years of experience in higher education, workforce training, and organizational development, Taylor educates policymakers on responsible approaches to unleash innovation and entrepreneurship and expand access to myriad education and work pathways. He also founded and leads ED2WORK®, a consulting organization that helps various stakeholders address the needs of adult and working learners. He leverages his expertise in teaching and learning transformation, alternative credit and credentials, and quality assurance to create and scale effective and sustainable solutions. He is a skilled facilitator and strategist, having worked alongside higher education, nonprofit, and workforce leaders, led three major postsecondary education practice and research grants, and built issue-focused coalitions with social entrepreneurs, employers, policy groups, and advocacy groups. As a first-generation college student and Pell Grant recipient, he is passionate about expanding educational opportunities for underserved learners and improving the value and relevance of education and credentials. Taylor earned his bachelor’s and master’s at Texas A&M University, Commerce and a doctorate in business from Wilmington University.