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

  • Creativity and Innovation Principles of Entrepreneurship Scaling Entrepreneurial Firms

Areas of Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship Venture Capital Strategy Leadership


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.


  • Entrepreneur traits
  • Behavior
  • Investor Evaluation
  • Decision-making Entrepreneurs in the online context


  • Taylor, K. P., Golden, J., Shore, M., Johnson, J., & Naquin, C. E. Perceived trustworthiness of entrepreneurs based on LinkedIn profiles: The role of smiles and adjectives. Status: Under review.


    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.