Dr. Adrian Taylor is honored to be a part of the BSU community of learners and scholars. Academically, he was a 2009 and 2010 Fellow at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he earned a Graduate Certificate in Intelligence Analysis. He has also earned three degrees from Howard University - a BA and MA in Philosophy and a Ph.D. in African Studies. As a full time lecture at Bowie State since 2008, Dr. Taylor has been teaching classes focused on African American History, Government and Philosophy. His research and analysis concentrates on Intelligence, Counterterrorism, Human Development, Human Security, and Africana History. He has written about Freemasonry, Intelligence Studies, terrorism in the Horn of Africa and has recently been investigating homegrown terrorism with START - the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism - located at the University of Maryland, College Park, supported by a Department of Homeland Security grant.
In 2010 and 2011, Dr. Adrian Taylor served in the Bureau of African Affairs' Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (AF/PDPA) - as a Franklin Fellow at the Department of State (DoS). With AF/PDPA, Dr. Taylor was the Deputy to the Planning Coordinator; Special Advisor on the Horn of Africa focused on strategic communications and counterterrorism; was the Bureau's Muslim Outreach Coordinator; and advised AF/PDA teams focused on resolution of regional conflicts and outreach to the African Diaspora. In 2009, he served as a member of the Foreign Service Selection Boards at the DoS.
Dr. Taylor knows Africa well from his travels, his studies at the Arabic Language Institute in Morocco, his work with the International Research Foundation in Ghana and his study and work with the United Nations Development Program and the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization in Senegal. Additionally, he was Africa Affairs Director of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area; and he also worked on political framing and voting rights as a Policy Analyst with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. In 2006 - 2007 he was a Teaching Fellow at George Mason University.
Dr. Taylor has been a member of the International Studies Association, the African Studies Association, the Human Development and Capability Association, the United Nations Association of the National Capitol Area, the American Philosophical Association, and is a member and Fellow of the Phylaxis Society.