Taylor Dawson is an Instructional Designer with the Graduation School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University. Taylor provides leadership in the area of research-based instructional design, including the creation of engaging and effective learning materials and activities, the development of assessment techniques, and the pedagogical design of technology solutions. In this role, she collaborates with faculty in the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of innovative solutions to instructional challenges.
Taylor has worked in this role since 2017. She came to GW with a varied background in the field of education and experience from both the United States and Australia. While she began her career as a middle school teacher, Taylor's professional involvement in educational technology and supporting educators in both K-12 and higher education has naturally lead her into the field of instructional design. Since entering this field, she has worked at a number of higher education institutions and has focused her expertise on designing and developing university online and blended courses as well as partnering and supporting faculty in using learning technologies. Taylor has a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a Master of Education (Information and Communication Technologies) from the Queensland University of Technology.