Robert Taylor

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Robert was born in Hot Springs, AR, where he attended Lakeside High School and later attended Hendrix College where he attained a Bachelor of Arts in Politics with a minor in Economics. While at Hendrix, Robert was able to complete various internship and fellowship opportunities, providing him with a diverse set of professional experiences. From working as a trainee in the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, to working in a federal economic development agency in Clarksdale, Mississippi, Robert has perused his passion for helping others and advancing the public interest with vigor. During his undergraduate career Robert was a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society and a Hendrix College Leadership Scholar. Robert’s undergraduate senior thesis focused on the impact of state historic preservation tax credits, a line of research he hopes to continue pursuing at the University of Georgia.

Education

Bachelor of Arts | Hendrix College | 2016 | Politics

Of Note

Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, Hendrix College Leadership Scholar

Research Interests

My areas of interest include local governance, municipal debt and financial management, with particular interest in their intersection with community/regional economic development. Growing up in a historic resort community nestled in the Ouachita Mountains has instilled an appreciation for the role historic preservation plays in this process, and as a result has narrowed my interests further. During my time at the University of Georgia, I hope to continue the research conducted for my undergraduate senior thesis regarding the impact of state historic preservation tax credits on preservation activity and economic development.