Rosemarye T. Taylor, Ph.D.

Rosemarye T. Taylor, Ph.D.
School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership

Phone: 407-823-1469


Office: ED 222 N


Dr. Taylor is Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs and Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Central Florida.  Her specialty is systematic leadership to improve student achievement Pk-20.

She is the Principal Investigator for a Job Embedded Teacher Preparation Grant that exceeds over $10,000,000.  Previously, she was Co-Principal Investigator for the UCF Progress Energy Leadership Institute that represented $1,300,000 in funds to serve 13 school district leadership teams from 2003-2008.  In 2014 Dr. Taylor was invited to collaborate with representatives from the UK, Italy, France, and Germany, on a proposal to the European Union for research on supervision of doctoral students.

She has received numerous awards. Most recently, in 2014 she was honored with the award, UCF Women Making History.  Also, Oak Ridge High School honored her as an inductee in the Alumni Hall of Fame for her contributions.  Dr. Taylor’s recent professional volunteerism includes: serving as Past President of the Florida Association of Professors of Educational Leadership, being a member of the Executive Board of Florida Association of School Administrators, and serving as Editor of the International Journal of Educational Leadership Preparation. 

Interest in improving teacher and leader effectiveness is further reflected in development of the Executive Ed. D. in Educational Leadership and infusing TeachlivE™ mixed reality into educational leadership coursework. Through international collaboration the International Conference on Doctoral Education was established in 2013 and she was invited to be co-editor for Higher Education Skills and Workplace Learning Special Issue on Professional Doctorates.

Prior to joining the educational leadership faculty at UCF, Dr. Taylor was national Director of Professional Development for Scholastic Inc.  She served as a principal and school district leader in Florida and Georgia. Through instructional leadership in schools, school districts, and at UCF,  along with being the originator of the Orange County Literacy Project that served as the model for the development of Read 180, her work has touched the lives of thousands of students.

She has published seven books and numerous articles in respected journals such as Kappan, Educational Leadership, Middle School Journal, Schools in the Middle, American Secondary Education, AASA Professor, The National Staff Development Journal, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, Educational Research Service Spectrum, International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice, and International Journal of Education Management.

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