Kari Taylor, PhD, is a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor and Program Director in the Student Affairs Administration Program at Springfield College.

Kari has bachelor's degrees in journalism and biology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Miami University (OH), and a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University.  Her research focuses on college students' development of critical consciousness and the assessment of student learning.  She has served as an editor for About Campus and has published in a range of outlets including the Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession, New Directions for Student Services, Journal of College Student Development, and The Journal of Higher Education. She brings professional experience in academic advising and student support, student affairs assessment, and graduate education.  Most recently, she served as Program Director of the University of Connecticut's Higher Education and Student Affairs Program where she taught courses focused on fieldwork experience, introduction to student affairs, and college student development.