For over 15 years, Taylor Smith has worked with education, business and community organizations to increase intercultural competence for both adults and students. In 2001, she founded TR Taylor Consulting, LLC., (now Culture Learning Partners) to help build better cross-cultural relations, navigate cultural diversity and increase cultural equity.
She has worked as a consultant with Indiana Wesleyan University since 2013 to help develop and deploy an institution-wide diversity and inclusion strategy. She completed more than 25 on-site sessions at the main campus and its regional educational centers, and served as project manager during the past year for the development of web-based multicultural awareness training. In 2016, she consulted with the president and executive team at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, to design and facilitate a two-day team retreat focused on increasing intercultural competence. She is currently executive director for inclusive excellence education and professional development at the University of Dayton.