Dr. Monica Taylor
Liaison and Collateral Assignment(s):
Finance and Operations Committee Co-Chair
Delaware County Intermediate Unit
Aronimink Elementary School
Charles Kelly Elementary School
Dr. Monica Taylor is a professor and program director in the Kinesiology department at the University of Sciences in Philadelphia. In addition to her teaching, research, and administrative duties, Monica is working on community outreach projects to educate high school students about potential future careers in the health care industry. She is also spearheading a project called Early STEAM, working in local Philadelphia elementary schools to introduce young students to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM).
Dr. Taylor received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine. She was a standout on the women’s basketball team, which led to her having the opportunity to play professionally in Ireland. Monica served as a graduate assistant basketball coach at East Stroudsburg University while earning her Master’s degree. She then worked at the US Military Academy at West Point before earning her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. She returned to the Delaware Valley region after four years as a professor and assistant basketball coach at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA.
Community service is a core value of Monica’s and she demonstrates it by being involved in projects both small and large. She believes that improving your local community is a hands on job. Monica lives in Drexel Hill with her husband Jason and two children, Maya and Zoey.