Dianne L. Taylor is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Theory, Policy, and Practice in the College of Education at LSU and leader of the P-12 educational leadership area in which she teaches courses at the master’s and doctoral levels. Her research interest include issues related to school improvement such as leadership, policy, and social justice. Taylor has published in journals such as the Journal of School Leadership, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, and Equity and Excellence in Education. Among her paper presentations are those at the annual meetings of the American Educational Research Association, the University Council for Educational Administration, and the Southwest Educational Research Association.
Taylor, D. L. & Clark, M. P. (2009). “Set up to fail:” Institutional racism and the sabotage of school improvement. Equity and Excellence in Education, 42(2), 114-129.
Taylor, D. L. (2009). The role of teacher leadership in improving student learning outcomes in schools. In M. S. Khine & I. M. Saleh. (Eds.). Transformative leadership and educational excellence: Learning organizations in the information age (pp. 33-54). Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Taylor, D. L., Cordeiro, P. A., & Chrispeels, J. H. (2009). Pedagogy. In M. D., Young, G. Crow, J. Murphy, & R. Ogawa (Eds.). Handbook of research on leadership education (pp. 319-369). London: Routledge.
Taylor, D. L., Tashakkori, A., & Crone-Koshel, L. (2001). A model of planning for school improvement and obstacles to implementation. Journal of School Leadership, 11, 493-510.
Cambre, B. M., Szymanski, J., Mancuso, M., & Taylor, D. L. (2010, April). Using critical race theory as a lens for interpreting Louisiana’s accountability policies. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
Cambre, B. M., Szymanski, J., & Taylor, D. L. (2010, February). Using content analysis to examine state accountability policies. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
Mancuso, M., Taylor, D. L., & Dellinger, A. B. (2005, November). High stakes testing in Louisiana: Perpetuating social injustice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Nashville, TN.
Clark, M. P. & Taylor, D. L. (2006, April). Being smart and being cool: The "back up plans" of academically successful Black female students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.
Selected Grants/Funded Projects
Funding Agency: Louisiana Board of Regents
Grant Title: Internet Courses to Prepare School Principals
Principal Investigator: Maxcy, S.
Co-Principal Investigators: Gullatt, D. E., Savoie, J. E., MacGregor, S. K., & Taylor, D. L.
Duration: 11/00 - 12/01
Funded Amount: $75,000
Funding Agency: Louisiana Department of Education
Grant Title: Partnership Academy for Aspiring Leaders
Principal Investigator: Dianne L. Taylor
Co-Principal Investigator: Charles Teddlie
Duration: 4/01 - 7/01
Funded Amount: $16,000