Taylor Bryant, assistant professor (clinical track) in the mass communications department at the University of West Georgia, is passionate about training and educating current and future communicators. With more than ten years of field experience, she embraces the changes that come with being an innovative leader in communications.
From radio to public relations, Taylor continues to prove that effective communication is her greatest strength. The Decatur, Georgia native started her professional radio career in Montgomery, Alabama. There, she applied her passion for change through effective public relations strategy and citywide community events. A jack-of-all-trades, she later increased her fan base with her tag line “Buckle Up and Be Safe” when working on-air. Her experiences and unique approach to communications has gained her multiple recognitions in the field. She has more than five statewide radio awards and was most recently named one of PRSA Georgia's 40 Under 40 Top Communicators.
Well versed in speaking, consulting, strategizing, interviewing and writing, Taylor has had the pleasure of interviewing some of the top names in entertainment. (Steve Harvey, Usher, Tom Joyner, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Maxwell, and Morris Chestnut, to name a few.) She has also served as the chosen host for an array of events: fashion shows, step-shows, red carpets, conferences, workshops, and panel discussions.
Following a successful career in radio, Taylor quickly worked her way up as a public relations professional. She's managed award-winning campaigns and implemented effective internal and external strategy at various levels. At the director level, Taylor managed all communications and media relations for more than 38,000 students and 14,000 employees at one of the largest SEC institutions.
Today, she continues to work as a passionate professor and media and communications expert in higher education. She is most passionate about preparing and motivating students for successful careers in the field by challenging them to identify innovative ways to serve as change agents in the field.
Education / Degrees
- B.S., Business Education, Alabama State University, 2005
- M.A., Higher and Postsecondary Education, Columbia University, 2007
- M.S., Communication and Information Design, Kennesaw State University, 2017