Dr. Steven C. Taylor
Founder and CEO
Steven founded ED2WORK® to help postsecondary institutions and employers address the critical needs of adult and working learners. He focuses on research, policy, and programs to address education and workforce challenges; prototype, pilot, and evaluate ecosystem solutions; inform and prepare cross-sector leaders and their organizations, and learners and workers to successfully navigate future work and learning. Steven also has affiliated roles as Senior Adviser on digital technology upskilling at Greater Washington Partnership, and Managing Consultant for the National Task Force on Transfer of Credit at the American Council on Education (ACE).
Steven previously led national academic innovation initiatives at ACE, which included oversight of ACE CREDIT® and developing and leading ACE's teaching and learning innovation body of work. He secured over $4 million and managed over $5 million in grant program and research funding. Steven was the principal investigator on three major postsecondary education practice and research grants to advance teaching effectiveness, competency- and work-based learning, and build flexible credentialing pathways. Steven teaches and develops courses on organizational development, training and development, and experiential learning at Wilmington University (DE).
Early in his career, Steven led and secured funding for the first Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (TexPREP) in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, a pre-college summer enrichment program for middle and high school students to study STEM in a college setting. He has also worked in student development positions at the University of North Texas and helped to launch the Richland Collegiate High School at Richland College (TX). Following his work at institutions of higher education, Steven worked in corporate training and development at the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society leading the development of professional online training and certification courses for regulatory professionals in the health care industry.
Steven earned his doctorate in business administration from Wilmington University, and master's in training and development and a bachelor's in health education and political science from Texas A&M University, Commerce.