Lori Taylor Named Director of Curriculum and Academic Success by College of Nursing


Dr. Lori Taylor is the final dynamic member of the College of Nursing and Public health curriculum team who serves alongside Dr. LeAnne Wilhite as a Director of Curriculum and Academic Success. She has pursued an impressive academic journey, culminating in the attainment of a PhD in Nursing Education and Administration from William Carey University in 2022.  

Driven by a commitment to advancing healthcare practices, Lori began her formal education at Jackson State Community College, where they earned an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) in 2013. This foundational experience laid the groundwork for a flourishing career in nursing and education. Dr. Taylor continued on to receive her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization in Family Nurse Practitioner, with additional Pediatrics and Psychiatric Mental Health certifications.  Armed with advanced skills, they embarked on a journey towards leadership roles and the provision of comprehensive patient care. The culmination of her educational journey includes the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)  

Throughout Dr. Taylor’s career, she consistently demonstrated a commitment to patient care, education, and leadership. Her multifaceted expertise, encompassing clinical practice, education, and administration, positions them as a valuable asset to South University and the College of Nursing and Public health.  

Dr. Taylor presently resides in Jackson, TN with her husband, Glenn. Their three children, Amanda, Megan, and Nick and their spouses live close by, along with five grandchildren ranging in age from four to ten, three grand dogs (Grover, Frances, and Caia), and two grand cats (Henry and George).