Texas Tech University

Clay Taylor, Ed.D.

Assistant Vice Provost
eLearning & Academic Partnerships

Clay Taylor, Ed.D. serves as the Assistant Vice Provost for Texas Tech eLearning & Academic Partnerships. In this role, he has direct oversight and responsibilities for the Office of Continuing & Professional Education, the Office of Academic Agreements, TTU OnRamps, and the eLearning institutional effectiveness & compliance unit. In addition he provides support for TTU regional sites and TTU-Costa Rica as well as other divisional and Office of the Provost responsibilities.

A graduate of the President's Leadership Institute, Class of 2018, at Texas Tech, Dr. Taylor maintains active service on campus serving as on many committees, tasks forces, and other areas of representation for the division. He is also an active participant in numerous professional associations, having presented research at national and state conferences, representing TTU at conferences and meetings.

Academically, Dr. Taylor is an adjunct professor for TTU's College of Education and usually teaches 1-2 graduate courses a semester. He has also taught courses previously for TTU's University Programs & Student Success division.

Dr. Taylor came to Texas Tech in 2016 after having previously supported students, faculty, and staff through positions at Belhaven University, Mississippi State University, and the University of North Alabama. He earned a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science from Mississippi State University. He received his Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University in 2017.

While not at work, Clay enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, traveling, and keeping up with all things SEC and Big 12 athletics.

Clay Taylor


  • Ed.D., Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2017
    • Dissertation: "An Exploration of Adult Student Retention Strategies at a Private Nonprofit University: A Collective Case Study Analysis of Experiences and Perceptions of Adult Studies Staff”
    • Major: Higher Education Administration
  • M.A., Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, 2009
    • Major: Political Science
    • Concentration: Public Policy & Administration
    • Honors: PI Sigma Alpha
  • B.A., Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS, 2006
    • Major: Political Science