Since 2000, Jo Taylor has written successful proposals to NIH, NSF, NASA, NEH, and one foundation, for a total of $30M in awarded funds.
She has 41 years of experience in academia and 38 years of experience in grant writing. She was an Instructor of English at the University of Idaho (1965-1967), a Professor of English at Tuskegee University (1967-1983), Professor, and Head, Division of Humanities (1983-1991), and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Wayne State College in Nebraska (1991-1999). In her academic career in the humanities she served
as director of numerous grant-funded projects in the humanities; she also served as chair of two NEH-funded state humanities councils, and as a reviewer and evaluator for NEH.
She worked full-time as a grant writer for the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras (1999-2001) and for the University of Puerto Rico Resource Center for Science and Engineering (2001-2006). Since 2006, she has been an independent grant writer/editor, working primarily for universities, but also for individuals and small businesses.
She has a B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of North Texas and a Ph.D. in English from Auburn University.
- Independent grant writer/editor
- Has 41 years of experience in academia