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Education Evangelist

Jonte’ C. Taylor , Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Penn State. His research includes examining effective strategies for inclusive STEAM education for students with disabilities and improving school/classroom climates for students, families, and teachers. His STEAM scholarship focuses supporting inquiry-based STEAM instruction and using research-based interventions and practices. His classroom scholarship emphasizes student motivation, leadership dynamics, and diversity, equity, and inclusion considerations across educational settings. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Taylor earned his Bachelor's degree in Special Education from Tuskegee University and his Master's in Collaborative Education and Doctorate of Special Education with an Emphasis in Autism and Emotional/Behavioral Disorders from Auburn University.

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