Joseph A. Taylor

Principal Researcher

Joseph A. Taylor is a principal researcher at AIR where he directs intervention impact studies, syntheses of the effects of science education interventions, and contributes to AIR’s work on the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC).

Dr. Taylor is currently a co-Principal Investigator of a US Department of Education funded grant (Education Innovation and Research program) that is studying the effects of a promising professional development program for elementary science teachers. He is also overseeing impact analyses on a US Department of Education funded grant (Supporting Effective Educator Development program) that is also studying the effects of professional development on teacher and student outcomes. He is senior advisor of a NSF funded meta-analysis of the effects of the 5E instructional model. Dr. Taylor also consults on AIR projects with regard to psychometric validation of measurement instruments.

In his work, Dr. Taylor draws upon his experience teaching statistics and measurement at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, as well as prior experience as a high school physics and math teacher.