Monique Taylor is the Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. Dr. Taylor has spent the past 18 years working in international higher education with teaching and administrative positions in Mexico, China, the United Arab Emirates, Israel and Palestine. She spent the early part of her academic career as a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles and has held teaching and research fellowships at Amherst College, Occidental College and the UCLA Center for Afro American Studies. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from Harvard University and a B.A. in Sociology from Yale.