Jerome Taylor

  • Associate Professor

Jerome Taylor, PhD, formerly faculty member in clinical psychology, director of the Clinical Psychology Center, Chair of the graduate program in social psychology, chair of psychology’s racial justice committee, and chair of the Department of Africana Studies all at the University of Pittsburgh; currently faculty member in the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and founder and president of The Center for Family Excellence, Inc. located in Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District. 

In Taylor’s prior role as faculty member in Pitt’s Department of Psychology, he chaired more than 25 dissertation committees of black students—the record number of black PhD’s supervised by any faculty member in the history of the department. These former students now serve as tenured professors, department chairs, college deans, provosts, and presidents and as successful civic leaders, elected politicians, agency heads, and clinical practitioners.  

Center developed interventions have been implemented on black, white, Latino, Indian, and immigrant samples of low-to-middle income in 81 municipalities of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County, in Pennsylvania’s Greene and Washington counties, in Chicago, IL and Tallahassee, FL. 

Beyond U.S. borders, Taylor and his colleagues have conducted sponsored research in seven nations in the Caribbean (Aruba, Barbados, Dominican Republic, St. Croix, St. Johns, St. Thomas, and US Virgin Islands) and four nations in Africa (Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe). Also, doctoral and postdoctoral students have completed sponsored research in nine states of the USA (California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee).   

Areas of Specialization 

  • Psychohistory of Oppresion - Racial, Gender, and Class 
  • Effects of Oppression - Racial, Gender, and Class 
  • Remedies to Oppression - Racial, Gender, and Class

Education & Training

  • Doctorate, Indiana University of Bloomington
  • Undergraduate, University of Denver