Taylor Elected ISBE Director
May 5, 2020
Contact: Brock Turnipseed
Michelle Taylor, a project manager for the Mississippi State University Research and Curriculum Unit, has been elected as next International Society for Business Education (ISBE) director to the National Business Education (NBEA) board.
In her three year term that begins July 1, Taylor will be a voting member of the ISBE and NBEA boards, and she will serve as the international representative for both boards at the national convention and all board meetings.
She will provide communication, aid and strategic planning for both organizations and collaborate with other committee members to develop the national and international standards for all areas of business education. In addition to assisting with the planning of annual conferences, Taylor will also aid in professional development.
“I am very excited about this opportunity to serve as the ISBE Director to the NBEA board,” Taylor said. “This is a wonderful chance to foster relationships with educators from across the country and the world with the goal of strengthening our business programs. It is my wish to provide our business teachers and students with more resources and opportunities in and out of the classroom and to provide students with options for employment after education.”
Taylor has worked at the RCU since 2012, primarily overseeing the state’s learning management systems. She also assisted in curriculum development and assessment and served as the RCU’s continuing education director for the National Board Certified Counselor continuing education program.
The National Board Certified instructor continues to mentor fellow educators and was an early adopter for online instruction, starting to teach online courses for community colleges in 2001.
Taylor, who earned master’s degrees in instructional technology and business administration and a doctoral degree in science and technology from MSU, taught 10 years in K-12 before moving to the community college system as a Business Office Technology instructor at East Mississippi Community College. During that time, she also taught part time for the RCU.
A Mississippi-licensed administrator, Taylor holds Entrepreneurship and Small Business, W!SE Financial Literacy, Southwest Professional Communications, IC3 and Quality Matters certifications. She also serves as editor for the Journal of Education for Business and the Journal for Global Business Education.
Taylor is moving to MSU’s College of Business in August as an instructor in Management and Information Systems.
Founded in 1965, the RCU contributes to MSU’s mission as a land-grant institution to better the lives of Mississippians with a focus on improving education. In particular, the RCU benefits K-12 and higher education by developing curricula and assessments, providing training and learning opportunities for educators, researching and evaluating programs, supporting and promoting career and technical education, and leading education innovations. For more information about RCU, rcu.msstate.edu or follow the organization on Facebook at facebook.com/rcumsu, Twitter at twitter.com/rcumsu and Instagram at Instagram.com/rcumsu.