Professor Rod Taylor is a dynamic scholar, author, and musician. Over the span of two decades, Taylor has published, presented, written, and taught in many areas, and his recent publication: (E)tunes, a composition textbook reader, concerns the effects of digital technology on the world of music. He earned his Ph.D. in literature from Indiana University, and his M.A. and B.S. from Missouri State University.
Taylor’s teaching approach has been influenced by his various fields of study, which include education, literature, writing, and philosophy. In the classroom he encourages debate, challenging his students to validate arguments and ideas by critically assessing the evidence and reasoning behind them.
Professor Taylor will teach the first-year Multimodal Communications Cornerstone.