Crystal Jean Taylor, Ph.D.
 Title: Assistant Professor - Visiting
 Dept: Urban Studies
 Office: UR 363
 Phone: 216-687-6895
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UR 363, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., Urban and Regional Planning, Florida State University, 2014
M.S., Geography, University of Alabama, 2009
B.S., Management, Missouri State University, 2005
Brief Bio:
Dr. Crystal Taylor is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Urban Studies in the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. Her teaching and research focuses on creating healthy and sustainable communities.  She is a green space planner with expertise in recreational parks, active travel greenways, linking and conserving wildlife areas, and supporting agricultural lands.   Her research encourages community amenities and policies that support vulnerable populations.  She is fascinated by planning projects focused on the elderly and children.
Honors and Awards:
Teaching Awards
2016 Online Course Design Award, Office of Distance Learning, Florida State University
2014 Teaching Award, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, Florida State University
2012 Teaching Associate for the Program for Instructional Excellence
Teaching Areas:
Urban Studies/Urban and Regional Planning:  
Healthy Communities, Sustainable Development, Infrastructure Planning, Green Space Planning, Land Use Planning, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Collaborative Methods, Introduction to Planning, Urban Development, and Global Cities
Professional Affiliations:
American Planning Association (APA)
Association of American Geographers (AAG)
Urban Affairs Association (UAA)
Professional Experience:
Prior to joining Cleveland State University, Doctor Taylor was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Land Use Planning and an Online Course Developer at Florida State University. Doctor Taylor also has professional experience doing plans for wildlife management areas, accounting, human resources, and small business consulting.