Heather A. Taylor
Director, McCann Learning Center; Assistant Professor of English
McCann Learning Center
Cramblet Hall, Room 201E
I grew up in rural southeastern Ohio and was the first in my family to attend college. In my role as Director of the McCann Learning Center, I oversee a number of programs (including tutoring and academic accommodations) and meet with students one-on-one to discuss their academic skills and plans.
I worked as a tutor and a note taker while I was a student at Bethany and that is what introduced me to the world of disability services. I love helping students to address their weaker areas while honing their strengths and becoming better self-advocates.
M.F.A., Wilkes University (2014)
M.A., Wilkes University (2013)
B.A., Bethany College (2005)
Areas of Passion & Research
I’m currently working in areas of student success, retention, and first-generation college students.
Reading. Writing. Watching good stories unfold on TV or in the movies. Sports enthusiast. Experimenting with new recipes.
Favorite Quote, Book, or Movie … Why?
“Some people say, save yourself and you save your life. I say, be yourself and you save your soul.” — Alice Hoffman, “Incantation”
I think it’s important to know who you are and to be unapologetically yourself. Life isn’t about making other people happy — it’s about following your dreams.