Teresa Taylor Ed.D.

Teresa Taylor, Ed.D.

Executive Director, Center for Culturally Responsive Engagement

LaSalle Hall-TC Campus, LSH172    |    Campus Box: # 28
(612) 238-4573   |   ttaylor@smumn.edu

Expertise: Culturally Responsive Engagement, Diversity and Inclusivity, and Intercultural Leadership


Dr. Teresa Taylor serves as executive director of the Center for Culturally Responsive Engagement at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. In her role as executive director, she provides overall leadership and direction for the Center’s mission to enhance diversity and inclusivity through intercultural competence. Dr. Taylor also serves as diversity officer for Saint Mary’s on the Minneapolis campus where she supports robust and collaborative working relationships among administration, faculty, staff, and students around the core values of inclusivity, respect, and solidarity. Additionally, Dr. Taylor serves as faculty in the Graduate School of Education where she teaches in several graduate programs. Her research is in the area of culturally responsive teaching, a topic she enjoys speaking about in her many courses. Dr. Taylor’s passion for social justice and educational equity is firmly grounded in her faith. She believes that empowering others through education is her vocational calling.
  • Areas of Expertise: Educational Leadership, Equity Gaps, Professional Development, Culturally Responsive Engagement, Community Outreach
  • Affiliations
    - Living Word Christian Center (LWCC): Volunteer
    - Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory (ICS): Qualified Administrator
    - Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI): Qualified Administrator
    - National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME): Member
    - Minnesota Education Equity Partnership (MnEEP): Member
  • Education
    - Metropolitan State University: B.S., Business Administration
    - University of St. Thomas: M.A., Education (2004)
    - Bethel University: Ed.D., Educational Leadership (2016)
  • Links
  • Campus Compact Minnesota; True Stories of Engagement in Minnesota,
    Overcoming Inequities and Stereotypes | Hamline University, St. Paul, MN - 2018
  • Bethel University Graduate Education Research Showcase
    From Aware to Action: A Case Study of the Lived Experiences of Teachers Implementing Culturally Responsive Teaching | Bethel University, St. Paul, MN - 2018
  • Second Annual Conference for Current and Aspiring Educators of Color and American Indian Educators
    Missing Voices: Youth Equity Solutions (YES!) | Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN - 2017
  • Lasallian Association of Secondary School Chief Administrators
    Toward a New Declaration of Lasallian Pedagogy: Understanding Lasallian Pedagogy as Culturally Responsive Teaching and Lasallian Higher Education (Co-Presenter) and K-12 Collaboration: Reciprocal Learning for Equity (Co-Presenter) | Orlando, FL - 2018
  • Racial Justice and Our Lasallian Heritage and Catholic Tradition Exploring the Intersection: A Lasallian Higher Education Colloquy
    A Lasallian Higher Education Colloquy; Shared Texts and Resources on Racial and Interfaith Justice (Co-Presenter) | Bon Secours Retreat & Conference Center, Baltimore, MD - 2018
  • International Symposium on Lasallian Research
    Culturally Responsive Teacher Preparation as Quintessentially Lasallian (Co-Presenter) | Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN - 2016
  • International Cultural Proficiency Institute
    Train-the-Trainers in Cultural Proficiency | California State University, San Marcos, CA - 2016