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Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor, Ph.D.

Chris, a 30 year veteran of higher education, recently left his position as the dean of students and chief student affairs officer at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where he had responsibility for counseling and wellness, student advocacy, student union and programs, recreational sports, residence life, and student conduct. He also chaired the university CARE and threat team.


Chris's research interests are in the areas of masculinities, ethical development in men, fraternities, student development, and violent extremism. He has served on the leadership team for the Association of Student Conduct Administrators, and has been a member of NASPA, ACPA, ACUHO-I, and the American Men's Studies Association. He is a trained Title IX adjudicator and has also worked with D Stafford and Associates as a national Clery Act consultant.


He has presented on a variety of topics including gender based violence, the Clery Act, FERPA, men and masculinities, masculinity in fraternities, the incel movement, and a variety of topics related to student conduct.


He co-authored the book Understanding and Treating Incels: Case Studies, Guidance, and Treatment of Violence Risk in the Involuntary Celibate Community as well as a chapter in Men and Masculinities: Theoretical Foundations and Promising Practices for Supporting College Men's Development.


Chris has a PhD from Miami University in Student Affairs in Higher Education and a Master's degree from Ball State University in Higher Education Administration.


Chris enjoys spending time with family, playing guitar, cooking, and preparing for the eventual zombie apocalypse.

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