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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Faculty Profile

HUNTER ALLEN TAYLOR

Teacher Education
CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF TEACHER EDUCATION AND MISSISSIPPI TEACHER CORPS IN THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
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227 GUYTON HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-2163
Joined UM: 04/17/2017

Brief Bio

Dr. Hunter A. Taylor is a Clinical Assistant Professor & Recruiter for the Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC).  A former men's basketball coach, he has 10 years of coaching experience on the middle school, high school, college, and international levels.  His most recent post was serving on the men's basketball staff at Arkansas State University for the 2016-17 season where they had the biggest turnaround in all of Division I college basketball. Taylor got his start in education as a member of MTC.  He was placed at Powell Middle School in Jackson teaching math while also earning his M.A. from the University of Mississippi.  During his second year, he took over as the head boys basketball coach and led the school to its first City Championship in almost 10 years. He then moved to Washington D.C. and served for two years on the legislative staff of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison before returning to his home state of Texas to begin law school.   After completing one semester, he dropped out to pursue coaching full-time and became the head boys basketball coach at Spring Hill High School (Longview, TX) where he led them to the District Championship and captured Coach of the Year honors. In 2013, Taylor left to join Baylor University's men's basketball staff and begin his doctorate.  During his three years in Waco, Baylor went to three straight NCAA tournaments, and he successfully defended his dissertation examining the teaching and leadership strategies of six legendary Texas High School Football Coaches. An alumnus of the University of Texas in Austin, Taylor received his B.B.A. from the McCombs School of Business in 2005, and was also awarded membership into the Texas Cowboys men's leadership organization. In 2018, Taylor was tabbed a Presidential Leadership Scholar. He is one of 59 leaders chosen from a pool of over 1,200 applicants across the U.S.

Degrees

MA
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI/UNIVERSITY, MISSISSIPPI (2008)
PHD
CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY/WACO, TEXAS (2017)