Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, Marshall University
Dr. Jaime Taylor joined the Department of Physics at Austin Peay State University (APSU) in 1995, serving as Department Chair from 2000-2008. During that time the department grew from nine physics majors to over seventy with graduates being placed at some of the most prestigious universities across the country. Dr. Taylor worked at NASA’s MSFC as a NASA Faculty Fellow in 1996, 1997, 2001 and 2002 on applications of Soft Computing. Dr. Taylor served as Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics (CoSM) from 2008 to 2013. During that time enrollment in the CoSM double its number of graduates, and the college produced its first four Barry Goldwater Scholars, two of whom were in the inaugural Governor’s School for Computational Physics class for which Dr. Taylor was the director. Dr. Taylor gains his greatest satisfaction from working with students not only helping them to achieve their dreams, but encouraging them to have big dreams to achieve. Dr. Taylor served as Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at APSU for two years, and started work at Marshall University July 1st, 2018 as their Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs.