School of Education
Karen Taylor is a Ph.D. student specializing in Language, Literacy, and Technology (LLT). She received her B.A. and multiple subject teaching credential from Pepperdine University in 1995. She later pursued graduate studies at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (M.A. in Education, 2011) and Harvard Graduate School of Education (Ed.M. in Learning and Teaching, 2013).
A classroom teacher for eighteen years, Karen taught primary and upper elementary grades in Oak Park and Santa Barbara, California. Karen served as a teacher consultant with the South Coast Writing Project at UCSB from 2007-2014. In addition, she has enjoyed teaching a course on writing instruction to the UCSB Teacher Education Program graduate students.
Karen’s research interests focus on reading development, academic writing, adolescent literacy, professional development for educators, and teacher education.