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Dr. Rebecca Taylor is an Assistant Professor in the Education Policy, Organization and Leadership Department at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Taylor uses philosophy and philosophically-grounded mixed methods to investigate questions of ethics and justice in educational policy and practice. Her co-edited volume of normative case studies and commentaries on ethical dilemmas in higher education, Ethics in Higher Education: Promoting Equity and Inclusion through Case-Based Inquiry, was published with Harvard Education Press in 2021. Her research has been funded by the Spencer Foundation and the Center for Ethics and Education at University of Wisconsin, and she received the National Academy of Education/Spencer Research Development Award in 2020. She currently directs the Philosophy of Education program at Illinois and serves as Immediate Past Chair of the Philosophical Studies in Education SIG for the American Educational Research Association.

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Education, Ph.D., Stanford University

Award Date: Jun 15 2014

Peace, Conflict, and Development Studies, M.A., Universitat Jaume I

Award Date: Jul 1 2008

Mathematics, Philosophy, B.A. with honors, Washington University St. Louis

Award Date: May 15 2006


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