Taylor Ashe

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Taylor is a Master’s candidate in the Public Administration program at the University of Georgia. He is currently a Captioned Media Specialist at the Disability Resource Center. While there, Taylor has been involved in an initiative to overhaul the workflow of the office, using speech-to-text technology, automation, and machine learning to drastically streamline the captioning process. In the first six months of his position, he was able to redefine his role in the office and now serves as outreach to other departments interested in making their captioning policies and process more efficient. Before his time at the DRC, Taylor was a 7th Grade Language Arts teacher at Morgan County Middle School in Madison, GA where he connected with fellow teacher Luke McFarland, founder of the One Morgan Writer’s Workshop. With Luke, Taylor co-wrote a grant to extend literary-themed programming for the 2017-2018 academic year in Madison. Events included author readings, a musical performance by Atlanta-based group Unbreakable Bloodline, and a two-day workshop featuring panels hosted by authors Thomas Mullen, Julia Elliott, Mark Powell, Jamieson Ridenhour, and Ray McManus.

Education

BA in English Education, Boise State University, December 2016

Of Note

Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Research Interests

Taylor’s research interests lie in the efficacy of data-driven decision making in relation to policy-making decisions and budget planning. His interests in efficiency, and the measurement of outcomes comes from extended experience in the public education setting.