Earned her PhD degree in history from the University of Cambridge. A certified social studies teacher, she has been a professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn since 2002. In 2013, Dr. Taylor received the university’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Her research interests include history education, authentic learning in the social studies, arts integration, and multicultural studies.
Taylor, J.A., Iroha, O., and Valdez, V. (2016). The power of art, objects, and authenticity: Integrating museum resources in social studies education. National Social Science Journal, 45(2).
Taylor, J.A., Brunvand, S., and Rahman, A. (2015). We were sparked: Documentary filmmaking for National History Day. Georgia Social Studies Journal, 5(2), 85-95.
Taylor, J.A., Brunvand, S., & Iroha, O. (2015). Portraiture in the social studies: Interdisciplinary and technological approaches to instruction. International Journal of Academic Research in Education, 1(2), 1-25.
Taylor, J.A., & Iroha, O. (2015). Social studies education and public art: The Detroit billboard project. Journal of Social Studies Education Research, 6(1), 1-25.
Taylor, J.A., Iroha, O., & Valdez, V. (2015). Culturally responsive teaching with visual art in the social studies. The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies, 76(1), 1-18.