A. Ross Taylor

Associate Professor, Cyber Systems

Office: DSCH 346   |    Phone: (308) 865-8347   |    Email: taylorar1@unk.edu

A. Ross Taylor


Ross Taylor brings 6 years of professional experience and knowledge to his UNK positions from Alltel Communications, Inc. where he was involved with product and distribution and resale accounts.  As a software Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL), he holds professional memberships in the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP). He currently serves as a Faculty Advisor for the Cyber Club. His published contributions include book chapters on artificial intelligence and blockchain technology and IT human resources, conference proceedings, numerous peer reviewed journal articles, as well as multiple presentations given nationally and internationally. Sponsored research includes looking at Nebraska’s rural communities regarding Information Technology. He consults for local profit and not for profit organizations and received UNK’s Distinguished Faculty Award from the Interfraternity Council.


Ph.D., Information Systems, University of Arkansas

M.B.A., Webster University

B.A., Accounting, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Areas of expertise and research

Data Analytics

Rural Development

What is your favorite part of being a professor at UNK?

I enjoy being able to focus on the students and supporting their success. At some research focused universities there is a saying that “Every minute you focus on a student is a minute you are not focused on research.” But at UNK, we strive to provide the student with the focused attention one would normally associate with a private college at the price of a public university.

Name one reason a parent should send their child to UNK for their education

The biggest endorsement that I can give to UNK is that both of my children graduated from here. They are each doing very well and received a great education.