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Taylor FamilyMeet the 18th president of Whitworth University
Beck A. Taylor

Selected Professional Appointments:
Samford University, Brock School of Business, Birmingham, Ala.
Dean and professor of economics (2005-10)
Baylor University, Hankamer School of Business, Waco, Texas
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development (2004-05)
Graduate Program Director, Department of Economics (2003-04)
The W.H. Smith Professor of Economics, Department of Economics (2000-05)
Assistant Professor of Economics, Department of Economics (1997-2000)
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Visiting Scholar, Graduate School of Education, Department of Human Development and Psychology (2002-03)
Doctor of Philosophy, Economics; Master of Science, Economics,
Purdue University, Krannert School of Management
Bachelor of Business Administration, Economics and Finance,
Baylor University, Hankamer School of Business

Selected Scholarship:

Taylor has published more than two dozen studies in economics journals including Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Labor Economics, and Journal of Human Resources. He has also published research articles on public health and child developmental psychology.

Taylor's research has been cited in testimony given before the U.S. Congress and the California State Assembly and also has been referenced in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, and Chief Executive Magazine.

Beck is married to Julie Anne (Dearing) Taylor (B.S.Ed., M.S.Ed., Baylor University). Their children are Zachary, 14, Lauren, 11, and Chloe, 3.

"In so many ways, Whitworth is a leader among universities that profess to honor Christ precisely because it is courageous in its quest to nurture the life of the mind and to engage society's important issues. I am excited and humbled to lead Whitworth because the university's values and identity align so closely with my own."

Beck Taylor will assume his duties at Whitworth on July 1, 2010. To learn more about Taylor and his appointment as Whitworth's 18th president, visit www.whitworth.edu. To read an editorial by The Whitworthian's editors in response to Taylor's appointment click here.


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