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, a division of the Office of the Provost. In this role, in addition to divisional responsibilities, he provides direct oversight for the Office of Continuing & Professional Education which includes the continuing education and event management area, the professional education and communications area, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, TTU's Center at Junction, TX, and TTU's Professional Education & Academic Advising Office at Jefferson, TX. 


In addition, he is responsible for the High School Partnerships unit which includes TTU OnRamps and the Estacado Early College High School, and also the Recruitment and Partnerships unit, which includes the Office of Academic Agreements, TTU @ Brownwood, and recruitment responsibilities for TTU K12, Worldwide eLearning and Regional sites.


Dr. Taylor also provides support for institutional effectiveness and compliance for the division and additional support for TTU regional sites and TTU-Costa Rica.


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