Dr. Jan Taylor
Director of West Virginia Science & Research
Phone: 304.558.4128 x3
Dr. Jan R. Taylor’s responsibilities with the Division of Science and Research include research programs and competitions, education and human resources projects, and program evaluation.
Dr. Taylor joined the West Virginia Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (WVEPSCoR) in 2003 as deputy director and senior research fellow. Before that, she served as vice president and project director of the National Institute for Chemical Studies. She has also worked in the environmental quality field for the state of West Virginia and served on the faculty of Marshall University.
Her program management experience is extensive, with past awards from the Department of the Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Transportation, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (now Homeland Security). She has also managed subawards to counties, states, universities and other jurisdictions nationally.
She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biological sciences from Marshall University and a doctorate in biology and systems science from the University of Louisville.