Faculty & Staff

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor

Visiting Instructor of Psychology and Project Manager for Life Paths Appalachian Research Center


Elizabeth Taylor has lived in Sewanee since 2014. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Augusta State University and her M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Georgia Regents University.

 Along with teaching, Professor Taylor is the Project Manager for the Appalachian Center for Resilience Research (ACRR) and Life Paths Appalachian Research Center (LPARC), both directed by Dr. Sherry Hamby. Within the centers, Professor Taylor’s primary research focus is to examine what makes an individual resilient after experiencing tough times. She has studied resilience through a range of constructs, such as, how narrative writing impacts an individual, patterns of meaning making and how it is developed, and how the presence of bystanders impacts intimate partner violence.

 In her down time, Professor Taylor likes to binge watch her favorite shows on Netflix. She also enjoys cooking and reading as many books as she can.