Dr. Jordan Taylor is a lecturer in critical writing at the Marks Family Center for Excellence in Writing at the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a PhD in philosophy, earned at Penn in 2018, with a focus on the philosophy of psychology, neuroscience, and biology. His research examines the evolutionary and neural nature of consciousness and cognition, the history of emotion research, and the rhetorical quirks of scientific discourse. This latter project involves examining how domain-specific concepts and ideas are altered when communicated by experts to nonexperts. His collaborative works on this topic have been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Cognition, Acta Psychologica, and Judgment and Decision Making.
Lecturer in Critical Writing, Marks Family Center for Excellence in Writing