Kevin P. Taylor

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


Course Sampling

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

Areas of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Technology
  • Venture Capital


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.


  • 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.