Professor Thomas W. Taylor


Tom Taylor teaches graduate courses in public policy analysis, public management and leadership, and national security at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy.  Prior to his current position at Duke, Professor Taylor served as a decorated and distinguished active duty and reserve Army officer, civil servant, and member of the Senior Executive Service.  He served for twenty-seven years in the Army General Counsel's office and retired as Senior Deputy General Counsel, the senior career civilian attorney in the Pentagon advising the Secretary of the Army on operational, personnel, and intelligence issues.  Professor Taylor graduated with high honors from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

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