Dr. Orlando L. Taylor honored for lifetime achievement
One of the Fielder Center’s signature initiatives is an annual award of the Marie Fielder Medal for Social Transformation, which recognizes an individual for a lifetime of achievements devoted to efforts that support equal educational access and success.
2022 medalist Dr. Orlando L. Taylor
Fielding Graduate University and the Marie Fielder Center were honored to make the sixth Award of the Marie Fielder Medal to Dr. Orlando L. Taylor in November 2022 at a virtual ceremony. Watch the replay of the ceremony livestream here.
Orlando L. Taylor, Ph.D.
Currently, Dr. Taylor serves as the Distinguished Senior Advisor to Fielding’s President, and Principal Investigator and Executive Director of the National Science Foundation-funded Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL). Previous roles include previous positions as president, provost, and faculty member at other universities. He is also the Founding Director of the Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership, and Education.
Based in Washington, D.C., Dr. Taylor has been a national leader in graduate education, including on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, for more than 40 years. He works tirelessly to continue to prepare the next generation of college and university researchers, faculty members, and leaders across the nation.
Past recipients of the Marie Fielder Medal for Social Transformation include Dr. Walter Bumphus, President of the American Association for Community Colleges; Dr. Gary Orfield, Co-Director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA; Dr. Patricia Gurin, Nancy Cantor, Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan; American labor leader Dolores Huerta; and Professor Angela Davis, social justice activist, writer and scholar.