Dr. Quintard Taylor, Jr.
Scott and Dorothy Bullitt
Professor of American History
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Curriculum Vitae:

About Professor Taylor

Quintard Taylor, originally from Brownsville, Tennessee, received his B.A. from St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Univesity of Minnesota where he studied with Allen Issacman, Lansine Kaba, Allen Spear and Stuart Schwartz.

Taylor has more than thirty years of teaching experience in African American history and specifically African Americans in the American West. His previous positions have included Washington State University, California Polytechnic State University, the University of Oregon (where he was chair of the Department of History from 1997 to 1999) and the University of Lagos (Fulbright-Hays Fellowship). He has also authored two books, edited two anthologies and written over fifty articles on western African American history, 20th Century African American history, African and Afro-Brazilian history. His current projects include a 20th Century history of the African American West for the University of Arizona Press. 

Currently serving of the Council of the American Historical Association, Taylor is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Washington State Historical Society, the Washington Territorial Commission and History Link Interactive History Project. Taylor was a founding board member of the Central District Forum for Arts and Ideas. See his Curriculum Vitae for details. 

Professor Taylor’s reputation has attracted many energetic and talented graduate students who continue to contribute to African American and black western history. Among the institutions his graduate students are now teaching are Wayne State University, Las Positas College, and Seattle Central Community College. 

Professor Taylor is dedicated to researching and teaching African American history. He demands active student participation (even in large lecture courses) and organizes his course along significant themes in modern United States history. The enrollment in his courses testify to his approach. 

Quintard Taylor in Russia, 2005

Prepared by George Tamblyn, Summer, 2003.