Temple Professor Studies Unsavory Aspects of Athletics

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In addition to teaching at Temple, Taylor is an assistant volleyball coach at Swarthmore College.
In addition to teaching at Temple, Taylor is an assistant volleyball coach at Swarthmore College.

Women in sports administration remain relatively scarce. Liz Taylor is the rare woman who actually teaches the discipline. The former Division III volleyball athlete, Division I assistant coach, University of Tennessee Ph.D. candidate and current Temple University assistant professor has focused her research on a wide range of topics β€” from alcohol use among student-athletes to that population's history of sexual violence to the advancement of women in the historically male-dominated collegiate athletics realm. For better and worse, Taylor has personally experienced much of it. AB senior editor Paul Steinbach asked Taylor to share her experiences with the darker aspects of student-athlete wellbeing.

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