Janine Spinola Taylor, EdD | Springfield College

Janine Spinola Taylor, EdD

Janine Spinola Taylor, EdD

Assistant Professor
Janine Spinola Taylor, Headshot
  • Doctor of Education, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minn., 2017
  • Master of Science in Human Services, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 2004
  • Bachelor of Science, Management and Accounting, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Mass., 1983

Janine Spinola Taylor has over 20 years experience in non-profit, for profit, federal, and state government agencies for the following agencies: Internal Revenue Service and executive office of Health and Human Services as an auditor for Medicaid and revenue manager for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts wherein she managed 691 million dollars. She has conducted youth workshops entitled “Why are you afraid to be a Lady?” Janine was co-presenter with her son Henry for Boston Public School’s Bridging the Gap Conference. Together they addressed family engagement and their workshop was titled “Collages, Mosaics and Tiles.” She served two years as program coordinator for the Coca-Cola Pre-College Leadership Program at Morehouse College, which serves 30 young men selected for participation across the United States. Her oral history is registered in the United States Library of Congress.

Research Interests
  • Dissertation Title:  Beyond Mosaics: Curriculum Focusing on the Social, and Emotional Intelligence as the Compass for Communities (Designed for after-school/out-of-school time and extended day programs located in district schools, community centers and Houses of Worship)
  • Theoretical Interests: Phenomenological Parameters of Curriculum Design, Theory of Moral Development, Faith-Based Program Theory, Erik Erikson's Stages of Human Development, Theory of Faith- Development, Mindfulness-Based Intervention


Courses Taught
  • Fiscal Management of Non-Profit Agencies (graduate)
  • Financial Management for Human Service Professionals (undergraduate)
  • Ethical Competence in Management and Leadership
  • Leadership: A Lifelong Journey
  • Organizational Change and Development
  • Program Evaluation


Professional Certifications and Memberships
  • Academic Standards Committee – 2015


Community Service and Volunteer Work
  • Link to Libraries - Thomas Ballet School, Springfield, Mass., (2015 - present)
  • Garden of Eden and Associates, Boston, Mass., (2015 - present)
  • ABCD of Greater Boston Board Member, (2013 - 2015)
  • Boston Inner City Youth Tennis Program, (2013)

Selected Works


  • "Perspectives: Ladies Living Balanced Lives" (BNN TV Program), September 2014
  • "Get Engaged" (BNN TV Program):-Making the Home/School Connection, November 2011


Spring 2017 Laurels Submissions

Janine Spinola Taylor, assistant professor of human services, presented “Beyond collages and tiles: Moving managers into leaders” at the Human Service Forum Advanced Management Series at Delaney House in Holyoke, Mass., in February 2017.

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