Annette Taylor

Assistant Professor
Full-Time Faculty
College of Arts and Sciences: Communication

Profile

Dr. Annette Taylor's scholarly interests focus on media law, workplace issues, and popular culture.  She teaches classes on journalism, public relations, media writing, and the law.  Students in her courses can look forward not only to gaining important knowledge and skills necessary to communicate news and information accurately and effectively to the public, but also to learn First Amendment freedoms and sound ethical principles in the practice of journalism and public relations. She has served the department for many years in the important role of internship coordinator, where she guides students in setting educational and professional objectives that will enhance their internship experience and help them develop their career and academic goals.

Annette's scholarship has been published in the Journal of Popular Culture and Mid-Atlantic Almanack, as well as in books such as Dressing in feathers: The construction of the Indian in American popular culture and Reader in intrapersonal communication: Processes and social cognition. She has also published in widely read popular outlets and in public relations publications such as the Dayton Daily News, Dayton Voice, Huber Heights Courier, U.S.A.F. Internal Talk.  As a testament to the work she has done in the classroom, her students have had considerable success publishing in local and out-of-state papers.  Her work has been recognized with UD's Faculty/Staff Service Learning Award (1999) and the Society of Professional Journalists' national Presidential Award for Distinguished Service (2000).

Faculty Perspective

"UD's faculty, employees and students are service-oriented. Many, many individuals here serve the community - locally, in other parts of the country, and even in other countries - in small, quiet ways and in large, profound ways. The vast majority of people here are helpers, including servers at soup kitchens, lay counselors at addiction centers, blood donors for our servicemen and women in Iraq and Afghanistan, home builders for Habitat for Humanity, deliverers of needed goods to South Dakota Indian reservations and hunters of better ways to help families victimized by AIDS in Africa."

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
  • M.A., Michigan State University
  • B.A., Michigan State University

Research Interests

  • Journalism
  • Media law
  • Media writing