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Faculty and Staff Profile

Mary Taylor

Professor
Member, Institute for Engaged Aging

Office: 410I Brackett Hall

Phone: 864 656 4714

Email: TAYLORM@clemson.edu
 

Educational Background

PhD Industrial/Organizational Psychology
University of Akron

MS Applied Psychology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

BS Psychology
Western Kentucky University

Courses Taught

Introduction to Psychology
Cross-cultural Considerations in I/O Psychology
Legal issues in I/O
Testing in I/O

Profile

I am an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist with an interest in issues facing minority groups, disabled individuals, and older workers. Most of my work is conducted in real world settings with partners such as the ADA Director of Charleston, the AARP Foundation, the Lt. Governor's Office on Aging, Goodwill and employment agencies. In terms of teaching, I have successfully developed a hybrid course offering, funded by the Office of Undergraduate Research.

Research Interests

The research that I've conducted involves minority and underrepresented groups in employment settings. Major areas of interest include retirement adaptation and the return to work among older job applicants and unemployment and work-related challenges facing minority groups.

Research Publications

Taylor, M. A. & Bisson, J. (in press, 2021) Improving the psychosocial environment for older trainees: Technological training as an example. Human Resources Management Review. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2020.100821

Taylor, M. A. & Bisson, J. (2020) Changes in cognitive function: Practical and theoretical considerations for training the aging workforce. Human Resource Management Review, 30, 2, 1-12.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053482218302535

Donnelly, J. & Taylor, M. A. (2019) Examination of Objective and Subjective Financial Factors in Predicting Financial and Retirement Satisfaction in Retirees. Educational Gerontology,https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03601277.2019.1648174?scroll=top&needAccess=true

Taylor, M. A. (2019) Recruiting and retaining older workers. K. Shultz and G. Adams, Eds. Aging and Work in the 21st Century, 2nd Ed. (pp 13-33) New York: Routledge.

Taylor, M. A. & Schaffer, M. (2013) Planning and adaptation to retirement: The post-retirement environment, change management resources, and need oriented factors as moderators. M. Wang (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Retirement, (pp. 249-267) Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Schaffer, M. & Taylor, M. A. (2012) Job search behaviors among African Americans. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 27, 8, pp. 814-828.

Taylor, M.A., Goldberg, C., Shore, L. & Lipka, P. (2008) The effects of retirement expectations and social support on post-retirement adjustment: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 23, 4. (Recipient of JMP award for top three publications during that year)

Honors and Awards

Difference Maker Award (2019) Awarded to faculty cited by a student as creating a positive experience on campus

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists (Division 14 of the American Psychological Association) 2011 LGBT Research Award for “Coping with workplace heterosexism: Locus of Control as a buffer. Research by Phillip Lipka and M. A. Taylor

Emerald Literati Network’s Highly Commended Award (2009) for one of the top five publications in Journal of Managerial Psychology: Taylor, M.A., Goldberg, C., Shore, L. & Lipka, P. (2008) The effects of retirement expectations and social support on post-retirement adjustment: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Managerial Psychology.

Awarded two semesters of funding from the Office of Undergraduate Studies (2014) to develop a hybrid Introduction to Psychology course in keeping with the National Red Balloon Project, focused on the use of technology and alternative instruction formats in the classroom

Links

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