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Kathleen Taylor  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ph.D. Union Graduate School, June 1991
    Transforming Learning: Experiences of Adult Development and Transformation of Re-Entry Learners in an Adult Degree Program

Awards:

  • Fubright Scholar Grant, Greece - Hellenic Open Univ.; Hellenic Adult Ed. Assn; University of Patras (2013)
    Lecture on adult learning and development; conduct research on how socio-economic conditions affect Greek and US approaches to adult education
  • Philip E Frandson Award for Literature - University Continuing Education Association (April 2001)
    for Developing Adult Learners--excellence in achievement in literature on the theory or practice of continuing (adult) higher education

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • Consulting with the Brain in Mind. Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Higher Education Consultants Assn.
    Professional development workshop
    (April 2012)
  • Professional Development Day: Facilitating with the Brain in Mind. Taylor, Kathleen and Lamoreaux, Annalee (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    Australian Institute of Company Directors. Melbourne & Sydney, Australia
    All-day professional development workshop
    (February 2012)
  • Trainers' Roundtable Pre-Forum Institute. Taylor, Kathleen and Lamoreaux, Annalee (invited, primary presenter)
    International Association of Collaborative Professionals
    Professional development workshop
    (October 2011)
  • Keynote Address: Teaching with the Brain in Mind. Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    2nd Int'. Conf. Fostering Learner-Centered Education and Life-long Learning
    in Manila, Philippines
    (September 2011)
  • North American Perspectives on Transformative Learning Theory. Taylor, Kathleen (invited, panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader)
    9th International Transformative Learning Conference (Greece)
    Opening Plenary Panel
    (May 2011)
  • Adult Learning, Development, and the Brain. Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    College of Education Visitors from De La Salle University, Manila
    Workshop for visiting colleagues/doctoral students
    (March 2011)
  • Prior Learning Assessment as Transformative Learning. Lamoreaux, Annalee and Taylor, Kathleen (invited, other-Innovative Experiential Session/Theory-Based Practices)
    8th International Transformative Learning Conference, Bermuda
    (November 2009)
  • "New Directions in Adult Learning Theory". Taylor, Kathleen and Lamoreaux, Annalee (other-Symposium)
    "Beyond Andrgogy," the 50th Annual Adult Education Research Conference
    (May 2009)
  • "Teaching with the Adult Brain in Mind". Taylor, Kathleen and Lamoreaux, Annalee
    Learning and the Brain, MIT, Cambridge, MA
    Other-Workshop
    (April 2008)
  • "Experiential Learning, Change, and the Workplace". Taylor, Kathleen, McLaughlin, Barbara, Lamoreaux, Annalee and Stone, Don (other-Workshop)
    CAEL, San Francisco
    (November 2007)
  • "Using Role-play (and Music, Poetry, and Drama) to Challenge Perspectives and Understand 'Difference'". Taylor, Kathleen and Bassett, Carol (other-Workshop)
    7th International Transformative Learning Conference, Albuquerque, NM
    (October 2007)
  • "PLA: Fostering Change and Self-Directed Learning". Taylor, Kathleen, Lamoreaux, Annalee and Booth, Melanie (other-Workshop)
    CAEL, Boston, MA
    (November 2006)
  • "Experience, Reflection, and Leadership Development". Taylor, Kathleen, Lamoreaux, Annalee and Kelly, Diana (other-workshop)
    International Consortium on Experiential Learning, Lancaster, U.K.
    (July 2006)
  • "Prior Learning Assessment as Transformative Learning". Taylor, Kathleen (other-Workshop)
    Adult Higher Education Alliance, Boston, MA
    (October 2005)
  • "Self-Reflective Writing, Developmental Transformation, and Life-Long Learning". Taylor, Kathleen and Lamoreaux, Annalee (talk, speech or lecture)
    Center for Research in Lifelong Learning, Stirling, Scotland
    (June 2005)
  • "Reflection, Assessment, and Work-integrated Learning". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    New Zealand Association for Co-operative Education, Inc. Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, Auckland, New Zealand
    (December 2004)
  • "Making Choices, Making Meaning". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    NSEE/ICEL Joint Conference, Miami FL
    (September 2004)
  • "Self-Reflective Writing, Recinstructive Learning, and Adult Development. Taylor, Kathleen, Lamoreaux, Annalee and Booth, Melanie (other-Workshop)
    AERC, Victoria, B.C.
    (May 2004)
  • "Using the 'F' WordL A Framework for Facilitative Faculty Feedback". Taylor, Kathleen, Lamoreaux, Annalee and Booth, Melanie (other-Workshop)
    CAEL, San Diego
    (November 2003)
  • "Beyond the Classroom: Transformative Learning to Transformative Living". Taylor, Kathleen, Dirx, John and Sawyer, Ms. (other-Workshop)
    Transformational Learning Conference, NY
    (October 2003)
  • "Using the 'F' Word: A Framework for Facilitative Faculty Feedback". Taylor, Kathleen, Lamoreaux, Analee and Booth, Melanie (other-Workshop)
    WASC, Irvine, CA
    (April 2003)
  • "A Conversation about Conversational Learning". Taylor, Kathleen (panel or forum member)
    CAEL, Washington D.Cl
    (November 2002)
  • "Experiential Learning Assessment and Knowledge Construction". Taylor, Kathleen and , (talk, speech or lecture-Workshop)
    International Consortium on Experiential Learning, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    (July 2002)
  • "Developing Adult Learners". Taylor, Kathleen and Marienau, Catherine (talk, speech or lecture-Workshop)
    Adult Education Research Conference, Raleigh-Durham NC
    (May 2002)
  • Developing Adult Learners. Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Resident Training
    Keynote address
    (February 2002)
  • "Developing Adult Learners". Taylor, Kathleen (primary presenter)
    American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Resident Training Conference, Long Beach, CA
    (February 2002)
  • "Developing Adult Learners". Taylor, Kathleen (other-Workshop)
    Powerful Learning and the Perry Scheme Conference, CSU Fullerton
    (January 2002)
  • Developing Adult Learners. Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    Adult Secondary Education Council
    Keynote
    (October 2001)
  • "Keynote Address". Taylor, Kathleen (primary presenter)
    Adult Secondary Education Council, Manitoba Canada
    (October 2001)
  • "Professional Weekend Workshop". Taylor, Kathleen (other-Workshop)
    University of Manitoba, Adult and Continuing Education Certificate Program
    (October 2001)
  • "Keynote Address". Taylor, Kathleen (primary presenter)
    Vermont College of Norwich University Spring Colloquium, Montpelier, VT
    (April 2001)
  • "Developing Adult Lerners". Taylor, Kathleen (other-Seminar)
    Faculty Development Seminar, Christchurch College of Education, Auckland, New Zealand
    (December 2000)
  • "Developing Adult Learners". Taylor, Kathleen (primary presenter)
    International Council on Experiential Education, Auckland, New Zealand
    (December 2000)
  • "Developing Adult Learners". Taylor, Kathleen (primary presenter)
    American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, Providence, RO
    (December 2000)
  • "Panelist Presenter". Taylor, Kathleen (panel or forum member)
    Transformational Learning Conference, NY
    (October 2000)
  • "Developing Adult Learners". Taylor, Kathleen, Marienau, Catherine and Fiddler, Morris (other-Workshop)
    Alliance/ACE Conference, Chicago
    (October 2000)
  • "Developing Adult Learners". Taylor, Kathleen (primary presenter)
    Millenium Conference, Institute for Cultural Affairs, Denver, CO
    (July 2000)
  • "Developing Adult Learners". Taylor, Kathleen (primary presenter)
    Educational Innovation in Economics and Business, Newport Beach
    (June 2000)
  • "Panelist and Symposium Collaborator and Presenter". Taylor, Kathleen, Caffarella, Rosemary, Merriam, Sharan, Tizdell, Elizabeth, Guido-DiBrito, Flo and Rossiter, Marsha (talk, speech or lecture, panel or forum member, panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader)
    American Educational Research Conference, Vancouver, B.C.
    (June 2000)
  • "Diversity and Learning: A Research Agenda". Taylor, Kathleen (panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader)
    American Association for Higher Education, Anaheim
    (March 2000)
  • "Mentoring with Development in Mind" Faculty Development Workshop". Taylor, Kathleen (other-Workshop)
    Walden University Summer Institute, Bloomington Indiana
    (July 1999)
  • "Developing Adult Learners: Strategies for Deep Learning". Taylor, Kathleen (primary presenter)
    Pennsylvania Adult and Copntinuing Education Research Conference
    (March 1999)
  • "Professional Portfolio Construction: Principles and Practices" Visiting Professional Seminar. Taylor, Kathleen (other-Workshop)
    Deakin University, Geelong Campus, Australia
    (November 1998)
  • "Prior Learning Recognition and Adult Development". Taylor, Kathleen (primary presenter)
    Australian Association for Adult and Continuing Education, Fremantle, Australia
    (November 1998)
  • "Technology Mediated Distance Learning nd Adult Development". Taylor, Kathleen (invited, other-Workshop)
    Association of New American Colleges, Washington DC
    (November 1998)
  • "Transforming Adult Learners: Constructive-Development Theory and Tertiary Education". Taylor, Kathleen (primary presenter)
    Personal Construct Psychology Conference, Brisbane, Australia
    (July 1998)
  • "Global Education and Cognitive Complexity". Taylor, Kathleen (primary presenter)
    Vermont College of Norwich University Spring Colloquium. Montpelier
    (April 1998)
  • "Developing Adult Learners: Strategies for Teachers and Trainers - A Work in Progress". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    First Annual Conference on Transformative Learning, Columbia University, New York
    (April 1998)
  • "Can We Promote Student Development On-line?". Taylor, Kathleen (primary presenter)
    National Conference on Creating a Nation of Lifelong Learners, Washington DC
    (November 1997)
  • "Leadership, Cognitive Complexity, and Gender". Taylor, Kathleen and Proehl, Rebecca (other-Workshop)
    Berkeley Institute on Transformational Learning
    (July 1997)
  • "Technology-Mediated Education and Its Role in Adult Student Development: Can We Combine 'Hi-Tech' and 'Hi-Touch'?. Taylor, Kathleen and Hodgsar, Tom (other-Workshop)
    Sixth Annual Conference of the Institute for the Study of Postsecondary Pedagogy, Lake Mohunk, NY
    (November 1996)
  • "Constructive Developmental Theory As a Framework for Assessment in Higher Education". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    Eighth International Conference on Assessing Quality in Higher Education, Brisbane, Australia
    (July 1996)
  • "Creating Learning Environments to Support Adult Development". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    CAEL, Chicago
    (November 1995)
  • "Thinking and Transformation: Models of Support for Emerging Critical Thinkers". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    Critical Thinking and Educational Reform, Sonoma CA
    July-August 1995
    (July 1995)
  • "Listening to the Self: Critical Hearing and Critical Thinking". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    International Experiential Learning Conference, Washington DC
    (November 1994)
  • "Teaching for Development: Analysis of the Learning Environment". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    Reconciling Gender Differences in Higher Education, Burlington VA
    (October 1994)
  • "Making Sense of Meaning-Making: Kegan's Theory of Development" Invited pre-conference workshop. Taylor, Kathleen (invited, other-Pre-conference Workshop)
    ACE/Alliance Conference, San Francisco
    (October 1994)
  • "Teaching Adult Development to Developing Adults". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    Quality in Off-Campus Credit Programs, Orlando FL
    (October 1994)
  • "Story as Bridge: The Link Between Personal Narrative and Critical Thinking". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    Critical Thinking and Educational Reform, Sonoma, CA
    July-August 1994
    (July 1994)
  • "Perception, Process, and Paradigm: Student Self-Assessment and Adult Development". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    National University Research Institute Lifelong Learning Conference, San Diego
    (February 1994)
  • "Perceptions, Processes, and Paradigms: Gender and Ways of Knowing". Taylor, Kathleen (invited, other-Workshop)
    Nova University Summer Institute, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    (August 1993)
  • "Student Self-Assessment and Adult Development". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    Fifth International Conference on Assessing Quality in Higher Education, Bonn, Germany
    (July 1993)
  • "Shift Happens: Education for Women's Adult Development". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    National Association of Women in Education, Seattle, WA
    (March 1993)
  • "Women and Education". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    Guest Lecturer, CA State University at Hayward, Political Science Department
    (February 1993)
  • "Women's Re-Entry Experiences: Negotiating Roles, Identities, and Institutions". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    Mills College/AAUW Conference, Oakland, CA
    (October 1992)
  • "Women, Adult Learning and Adult Development". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    National University Continuing Education Association, 77th Annual Conference, San Diego, CA
    (April 1992)
  • "Adult Development and Re-Entry 'Women". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    5th International Conference on Women in Higher Education, San Diego, CA
    (January 1992)
  • "Education and Women's Adult Development". Taylor, Kathleen (other-Workshop)
    ACE/Alliance Conference, Mobile, AL
    (October 1991)
  • "Dropping Back In: An Interactive Workshop on Women's Development and Higher Education". Taylor, Kathleen (other-Workshop)
    Pacific Southwest Women's Studies Association, Irvine, CA
    (April 1991)
  • "Self-Assessment, Discovery of Self, and Self-Development in the Adult Learner". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    Washington Center for Improving the Quality of Undergraduate Education, Olympia, WA
    (July 1990)
  • "Self-Assessment, Reflections on the Past Which Help Set Future Directions". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    ACE/Alliance Conference, Tampa FL
    (October 1989)
  • "Innovation in Higher Education". Taylor, Kathleen (invited, other-Seminar)
    Union Graduate School Seminar on Innovation and Change, Murietta Hot Springs, CA
    (September 1989)
  • "Self-Assessment for Nontraditional Learners". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    American Association for Higher Education National Conference, Chicago
    (April 1989)
  • "Feminist Principles in Alternative Higher Education: Women's Empowerment Through Self-Assessment". Taylor, Kathleen (panel or forum member)
    National Women's Studies Association Conference, Minneapolis
    (July 1988)
  • "UECU and the Re-Entry Adult Learner". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    Council for Private Postsecondary Education Institutions, CA State Department of Education, Sacramento, CA
    (July 1986)
  • "Food Additives: the Chemicals We Eat". Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    Optimal Health Lecture Series, San Diego State University
    Summer 1978
    (July 1978)
  • "Why Hunger?". Taylor, Kathleen (primary presenter, panel or forum chair, moderator, or leader, other-Workshop)
    Conference on World Hunger, Santa Rosa, CA
    (April 1978)

professional development workshop

  • Counseling to Engage the Adult Brain-II. Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    KETHEA, Athens, Greece
    How understanding brain function can enhance counseling practice
    (July 08, 2013)
  • Learning to Engage the Adult Brain. Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard Unversity, Nafplio, Greece
    Engaging graduate interns in a workshop about the brain and learning
    (June 19, 2013)
  • Learning to Engage the Adult Brain. Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    University of Macedonia, Greece
    Workshop for adult education graduate students and faculty on how understanding brain function can improve teaching and learning
    (May 13, 2013)
  • Counseling to Engage the Adult Brain I. Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    KETHEA, Athens, Greece
    How understanding brain function can enhance counseling of adults with addiction problems
    (April 12, 2013)
  • Educating Rita & Kegan's Development Theory. Taylor, Kathleen (talk, speech or lecture)
    Hellenic Adult Education Association, Athens, Greece
    What the film Educating Rita can help us understand about constructive-development theory
    (March 14, 2013)
  • Constructive-Development Theory. Taylor, Kathleen (other-6-week seminar)
    Hellenic Adult Education Association, Athens, Greece
    An interactive seminar on Kegan's theory
    (2013)
  • Mentoring with the Adult Brain in Mind. Taylor, Kathleen and Lamoreaux, Annalee (invited)
    Center to Advance Education for Adults, DePaul University
    Professional Development Workshop
    (December 12, 2012)
  • "Educating Rita" and Kegana's construtive-development theory. Taylor, Kathleen
  • "Educating Rita" and Kegana's construtive-development theory. Taylor, Kathleen

Publications:

  • Taylor, Kathleen and Elias, Dean. 2011. Transforming Learning and Leading, Proceedings of the 9th International Tranformative Learning Conference
  • Taylor, Kathleen & Elias, Dean. (2011). Transformative Learning: A Developmental Perspective. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
  • Smith, M Cecil and Taylor, Kathleen. 2010. Adult Development, Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education, vol. 2010 Edition, eds. and Kasworm, Carol E. and Rose, Amy D. and Ross-Gordon, Jovita M., AAACE/Sage
  • Lamoreaux, Annalee and Taylor, Kathleen. 2009. Access and Innovation: A Degree Program for Professional Dancers in Transition, Adult Learning Quarterly, American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
  • Taylor, Kathleen and Marienau, Catherine. 2008. "Effective approaches to fostering developmental growth in women learners: A view from neurophysiology", In J. Allen (Ed.), Most Women are Students: Implications for College Faculty and Policymakers., ed. Allen, J., Stylus
  • Taylor, Kathleen. 2008. "Brain Function and the Mentor's Role", All About Mentoring, vol. 33, issue Winter
  • Taylor, Kathleen and Lamoreaux, Annalee. 2008. “Teaching with the Brain in Mind.”, New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, issue No. 119, Jossey-Bass
  • Lamoreaus, Annalee and Taylor, Kathleen. 2008. A Degree for Professional Dancers in Transition, Adult Learning, vol. 19, issue 1 & 2, pg.21
  • Taylor, Kathleen and Allen, Jeanie. 2006. The Senior Year Transition: Women College Undergraduates Search for a Path, Journal of College Student Development, vol. 47, issue 6
  • Taylor, Kathleen and Johnson, Sandra. 2006. The Neuroscience of Adult Learning, New Directions in Adult and Continuing Education, issue No. 110, eds. Johnson, Sandra &Taylor, Kathleen, Jossey-Bass
  • Taylor, Kathleen and Lamoreaux, Annalee. 2006. Prior Learning Assessment as Transformative Learning, All About Mentoring, vol. 31, issue Summer
  • Taylor, Kathleen. 2006. Autonomy and Self-directed Learning: A Developmental Journey, Handbook of Adult Development and Learning, ed. Hoare, Carol, Oxford University Press
  • Taylor, Kathleen, Marienau, Catherine and Fiddler, Morris. 2000. Developing Adult Learners: Strategies for Teachers and Trainers, Jossey-Bass
  • Taylor, Kathleen. 2000. Teaching with Development in Mind, Transformative Adult Learning, ed. Mezirow, Jack, Jossey-Bass
  • Taylor, Kathleen. 2000. "Development as Separation and Connection: Finding a Balance", NEW DIRECTIONS FOR ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION, An Update on Adult Developmental Theory, vol. 84, issue Spring, eds. and Caffarella, Rosemary and Clark, Carolyn, Jossey-Bass
  • Taylor, Kathleen. September 1997. "Book Review of MEGA-UNIVERSITIES AND KNOWLEDGE MEDIA: TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIES FOR HIGHER EDUCAITON" by John S. Daniels (London: Kogan Page), OLS-News, vol. 61, pg.19
  • Taylor, Kathleen and Proehl, Rebecca. 1997. "Leadership, Cognitive Complexity, and Gender", A Leadership Journal: Women in Leadership, vol. 1, issue 2, pg.39-48
  • Taylor, Kathleen and Maruenay, Catherine. 1997. "Constructive Development Theory as a Framework for Assessment in Higher Education, British Journal of Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, vol. 22 (2), pg.233-243
  • Taylor, Kathleen. 1996. "Why Psychological Models of Development are Important to Adult Educators: A Response", Adult Education Quarterly, vol. 46, issue 4, pg.54-62
  • Taylor, Kathleen. October 1995. "Teaching Adult Development to Developing Adults", Research and Reflection, vol. 1, issue 2, pg.e-journal of Gonzage University
  • Taylor, Kathleen. May 1995. "A Modified One-Minute Assessment", TQM in Higher Education, vol. 4, issue No. 5, pg.3-5
  • Taylor, Kathleen. 1995. "Bridges Toward Growth: Adult Leearning and Kegan's Model of Development" Part I and Part II, Alliance Newsletter, vol. Winter 1995/Spring 1996, pg..
  • Taylor, Kathleen and Marienau, Catherine. 1995. Learning Environments for Women's Adult Development: Bridges Toward Growth, NEW DIRECTIONS FOR ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION, vol. 65, Jossey-Bass
  • Taylor, Kathleen. 1994. Book Review of IN OVER OUR HEADS: THE MENTAL DEMANDS OF MODERN LIFE, by Robert Kegan, CAEL Forum and News, issue Fall, pg..
  • Taylor, Kathleen. 1994. "Teaching to Support Women's Adult Development", NEA Higher Education Journal: Thought & Action, vol. X, issue 1 (Spring), pg.57-72
  • Taylor, Kathleen. 1993. "Eggs, Figs, and Prior Experiential Learning", Journal of Contemporary Education, vol. Spring, pg..
  • Taylor, Kathleen and Marienau, Catherine. 1993. "Self Assessment: A Source for Individual and Organizational Learning", Jouirnal of Contemporary Education, vol. Spring, pg..
  • Taylor, Kathleen. 1987. "Undergraduate Studies Program at UECU: A Non-traditional Approacy", International Newsletter of Independent Study, vol. 9, pg..
  • Taylor, Kathleen. March 1986. State of California Department of Education Report 85-35 "Oversight of Out-of-Stateccredited Institutions Operating in California"
  • Taylor, Kathleen and Arkel, R.D., D'Ann. 1976. Nutrition Survival Kit, Panjandrum Press

Performances:

Food and Drug Administration Federal Trade Commission Regional Conference Proceedings, Federal Register

  • A Plan for Nutritional Labeling. (1979)
    National hearings on nutrition and food safety.
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