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Thomas Taylor

Family & Consumer Science

Associate Prof Family/Cons Sci


  • Ed.D., Guidance& Counseling, Texas A & M at Commerce (1984)
  • M.S., Counseling Psychology, Univ. of Southern Mississippi (1980)
  • M.B.A., Business Administration, Univ. of Southern Mississippi (1978)
  • B.S., Business Administration, Mississippi State University (1969)

Courses Taught

  • Marriage Family & Sex Education–Hybrid and online classes
  • Child Development–Hybrid class
  • Education for Parenthood–Hybrid and online class
  • Individual and Family Development (Life span)–Hybrid and online class
  • Family Systems– Hybrid and online class
  • Personal Finance–Hybrid and online class

Academic Interests

  • Parenting Styles
  • Distance Education
  • Student Debt

Scholarly Activity

  • Taylor, T. “An analysis of students’ Financial Literacy in a regional southern university” presented to the 17th Annual Academic conference of the Society of Business, Industry, and Economics, April, 2015.
  • Taylor, T. “The Journey from Traditional to Online Teacher: Reconciling the Conflicts and Developing a Philosophy” presented at the UNA Best Practices Online Learning/Technology Conference, University of North Alabama, March, 2015.
  • Taylor, T. “Do University Financial Literacy courses improve financial literacy in students?” presented to the 16th Annual Academic conference of the Society of Business, Industry, and Economics, April, 2014.

Other Professional Experiences

  • Private Practice of marriage & family therapy, Cleveland, Mississippi 1998-Present
  • Private outpatient practice and adjunct teaching at Dallas Baptist University, LeTourneau University and Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Director of “For Kids’ Sake” seminars. 1991-1998
  • Minirth – Meier Clinic, Sherman, Texas, Clinic Director 1981-1991
  • Graduate School, graduate assistant for Dean of Students, ETSU 1978-1981
  • South Central Bell, Hattiesburg, Ms., Business Office Manager 1973-1978
  • Randal Craft Realtors, Jackson, Ms., Real Estate Sales 1971-1973
  • U.S. Army, South Vietnam, 1st Lieutenant, Signal Corp 1969-1971

Other Interests

  • Playing Golf
  • Going to Delta State university sporting events