Travis N. Taylor

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  • Ph.D. Candidate
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  • Political Science
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The George Washington University, MPS Political Management (2014)
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, BA Political Science (2010)


Travis N. Taylor is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Kentucky majoring in American Political Behavior. His primary scholarly interests are in American campaigns, especially campaigns for state and local offices, American elections, and the political consultancy. Travis' current research investigates the policy implications of varying retention institutions for state trial court judges.

In 2017, Taylor, a tribal citizen of the Cherokee Nation, was named a Minority Fellow by the American Political Science Association, an award that was covered by the University of Kentucky Public Relations and Marketing.

Prior to coming to UK, Taylor was a successful political consultant, amassing a nearly 70 percent win record, and taught graduate level courses in political campaign management as an Instructor of Applied Politics at New York University.

Taylor holds a Master's Degree in Political Management from the George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management in Washington, DC, and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Taylor lives with his wife, toddler son, and their Boxer in Georgetown, Kentucky.

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