Dr. Mark Taylor is an award-winning speaker recognized internationally as an thought leader, expert and educator who is on the forefront of transformations in educational practice and workplace management. As an authority on the traits, developmental issues and learning outcomes of today’s students, he is dedicated to helping colleges, universities, schools and training programs better understand and serve our students for learning, development, persistence and workplace success. Building on experience in higher education, health care and the helping professions, including as a psychotherapist, professor, and in academic and student services administration, Dr. Taylor has worked with over 700 organizations, businesses and schools in 48 states, and made presentations at numerous state, regional, national, and international events. His publications include book chapters, invited pieces, and articles in professional journals including his recent articles on "Teaching Generation NeXt". Dr. Taylor holds graduate degrees from the University of Arkansas and academic appointments at Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Graduate School.