Professor Kenya Taylor enjoys being part of a student-centered department that offers a high quality education in speech-language pathology.
She loves the things that make her program distinctive—like the fact that her students clock at least 350 hours of clinical practice in addition to their course work, work on original research projects, and present papers at state and national conferences. She’s passionate about her continually evolving field and delighted that her department’s housed in a new state-of-the-art building within the College of Education.
But after 26 years (and numerous awards) in the field, what Dr. Taylor enjoys the most about her job is still something that immediately caught her attention on her first visit to UNK. “I was struck by the friendliness of the community, both on campus and in Kearney,” she recalls. “And it remains a place where you could never get lost in a crowd. I am especially impressed by the students here. They are outgoing, caring, positive, and have an incredibly strong work ethic. They inspire me to continue learning something new every day.”
Dr. Taylor is the kind of professor you will find standing in front of your classroom at UNK. And the kind of mentor you’ll never forget after you graduate.
- Tell me more about Dr. Taylor.
- I’d like to meet another professor.
- I want to schedule a campus visit and meet some faculty members in person.