Texas Tech University

Clay Taylor, Ed.D.

Associate Vice Provost
eLearning & Academic Partnerships

Clay Taylor, Ed.D. is the Associate Vice Provost for Texas Tech eLearning & Academic Partnerships, a division of the Office of the Provost. Dr. Taylor assumed this role on January 1, 2023, after serving as Assistant Vice Provost. In his current role, in addition to divisional responsibilities, he provides direct oversight and guidance to the many divisional offices and units all focused on fulfilling the mission of Texas Tech to advance knowledge, encourage student success, and increase the university's position locally, nationally, and internationally.

A 2018 graduate of the President's Leadership Institute at Texas Tech, Dr. Taylor maintains active service on campus serving on many councils, committees, task 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 gatherings, representing TTU at conferences and meetings. Dr. Taylor's academic home is in the College of Education where he is graduate faculty and usually teaches 1 to 2 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, coaching youth sports, 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