Steven Taylor

Steven Taylor

Senior Fellow

Charles Koch Institute

Steven Taylor is currently a senior fellow on postsecondary education at the Charles Koch Institute, where he provides thought leadership in developing and executing the team’s vision and strategy on postsecondary education, driving external policy partnerships, and building issue-focused coalitions to advance the team’s postsecondary education goals. In 2019, Steven founded ED2WORK to help postsecondary institutions and employers address the critical needs of adult and working learners. He also held affiliated roles as a senior adviser on upskilling at Greater Washington Partnership and managing consultant of the National Task Force on the Transfer and Award of Credit at the American Council on Education (ACE) from 2019-2021. Before ED2WORK, Steven led national academic innovation efforts at ACE, which included oversight of ACE CREDIT® and developing and leading ACE’s teaching and learning innovation body of work. He was the principal investigator on three major postsecondary education practice and research grants to advance teaching effectiveness, competency- and work-based learning, and build flexible credentialing pathways. Since 2014, Steven has taught in the College of Business at Wilmington University (DE). Earlier in his career, he worked in academic and student affairs positions at Dallas College and the University of North Texas. Steven earned his doctorate in business administration from Wilmington University, where his research focused on employee motivation and engagement in performance improvement efforts. He earned a master’s in training and development and a bachelor’s in health education and political science from Texas A&M University, Commerce.