Edward W. Taylor, Ed.D.

Professor Emeritus of Lifelong Learning and Adult Education, School of Behavioral Sciences and Education

Edward W. Taylor is a professor of adult education at Penn State Harrisburg. He received his Ed.D. in adult education from the University of Georgia. His work has appeared in Adult Education Quarterly, International Journal of Lifelong Education, Studies in the Education of Adults and among other scholarly journals. He recently published two edited books Transformative Learning in Practice and Adult Education in Cultural Institutions: Aquariums, Libraries, Museums, Parks, and Zoos. He has been a co-editor of the Adult Education Quarterly and active member of the planning committee for several International Transformative Learning Conferences. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn State, he was a faculty member at Antioch University in Seattle.

  • Adult Cognition and Learning
  • Transformative Learning
  • Nonformal Education
  • Adult Education in Cultural Institutions
  • Medical Education

Taylor, E. W. & Cranton, P. (Eds.) (In-Press). Handbook of transformative learning: Theory, research, and practice. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Publication.

Taylor, E. W. & Parrish, M. (Eds.). (2010) Adult education in cultural institutions: Libraries, museums, parks, zoos. New Directions in Adult and Continuing Education, No 117, San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Publication

Mezirow, J. & Taylor, E. W. (Eds.) (2009) Transformative learning in practice: Insights from community, workplace, and higher education. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Friis-Hansen, E., Duveskog, D., & Taylor, E. W. (In-press). Less noise in the household: The impact of Farmer Field Schools on gender relations. Journal of Research in Peace, Gender and Development.

Duveskog, D., Friis-Hansen, E., & Taylor, E. W. (2011). Farmer Field Schools in Rural Kenya: A Transformative Learning Experience, Journal of Development Studies, 47(10), 1529-1544.

Thorndyke, E., L., Quillen, D. A., Milner, R., Taylor, E. W., Tisdell, E. J., Gusic, M. E. (2010). The Essential value of projects in faculty development Academic Medicine, 85(9), 1484-1491.

Taylor, E. W., Neill, A., & Banz, R. (2008). Teaching "In Situ:" Nonformal museum education. The Canadian Journal of the Study of Adult Education, 21(1), 19-36.

Taylor, E. W., & Neill, A. (2008). Museum education: Nonformal adult educator's perspective. The Journal of Museum Education, 33(1), 23-32.

Taylor, E., Tisdell, E., and Gusic, M. (2007). Teaching beliefs of medical educators: Perspectives on clinical teaching in pediatrics. Medical Teacher, 29(4), 371-376.

Taylor, E. W. (2007). An update of transformative learning theory: A critical review of the empirical research (1999-2005). International Journal of Lifelong Education, 26, 173-191.

B.A.; M.A.; Ed.D. (Georgia)