Kevin P. Taylor

Assistant Professor

Dr. Taylor brings 20 years of technology entrepreneurship industry experience into the classroom through experiential teaching.

  • D.BA, Entrepreneurship, DePaul University
  • BA, Economics, DePaul University


Kevin P. Taylor


Dr. Taylor has more than 20 years of high-technology industry experience, holding roles from software developer to entrepreneur to CEO. He has twice appeared on the Inc 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies (2010, 2011) and in 2010 was nominated for the CEO of the Year award by the Illinois Technology Association. Today, he is actively involved in early-stage venture capital and frequently provides strategy consulting to startups. As an educator, in 2011, he was awarded the Coleman Fellowship for innovation in teaching entrepreneurship.

More About Kevin P. Taylor

Areas of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Technology
  • Venture Capital

Course Sampling

  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Principles of Entrepreneurship
  • Scaling Entrepreneurial Firms

  • Early-Stage Entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneur/Stakeholder Relationships
  • Computer-Aided Text Analysis
  • Computational Methods
  • Social Media

  • Taylor, K. P., Golden, J., Shore, M., Johnson, J., & Naquin, C. E. Entrepreneurs use of impression management within LinkedIn profiles: The role of smiles and adjectives. Status: Under review.

  • Taylor, K.P. (2020). Motive-goal congruence and entrepreneur well-being during early-stage fundraising: A longitudinal study using text analysis. Dissertation. DePaul University.

  • Taylor, K. P. (2019). Angel investor-entrepreneur fit: The nexus of angel motivation and entrepreneur personality and passion. In The Anatomy of Entrepreneurial Decisions (pp. 197-210). Springer International Publishing.

  • Taylor, K. P. (2019). Computer-aided text analysis for any management researcher. Professional development workshop (PDW) presented at the 2019 Midwest Academy of Management Conference, Omaha, Nebraska.

  • Taylor, K. P. (2018). Angel investor motivation as a predictor of investment evaluation. Research-in-progress report presented at the 2018 Midwest Academy of Management Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.