Lecturer; Special Assistant to the Dean for DEI (she/her/hers)
In addition to working with her spouse to raise three young children, Cree Taylor is a Lecturer at Utah State University. Her classroom is informed by Social Constructivism, Critical Race Theory, Feminism, Black Feminist Thought, and Pedagogies of Care. She works to employ an Engaged Pedagogy and to establish her classroom as a brave space where students feel empowered to share their own perspectives and have those perspectives challenged in respectful and meaningful ways. Ms. Taylor loves mentoring students and has a special interest in working with BIPOC students here at USU. She recognizes the mental and emotional toll of navigating Predominantly White Institutions as a member of a traditionally marginalized community and she hopes students will feel comfortable reaching out to her for support. Her favorite part about working with students is engaging with them on controversial topics and texts. Students are so smart and well-informed and they are full of brilliant ideas. She loves hearing student perspectives and ideas during classroom dialogues and discussions and reading about what they are learning in their writing. She also enjoys witnessing student progress in writing and research from the beginning to the end of the term. Ms. Taylor teaches First Year Composition (ENGL 1010 and ENGL 2010) and Intro to Ethnic Studies (ENGL 2640).