Dr. Jameson Taylor is responsible for supervising and conducting policy research at the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. Dr. Taylor’s work has covered a broad range of social and fiscal policy areas, with a particular focus on personalism, bioethics and governmental restructuring. These diverse interests are reflected in his previous experience as director of research for the South Carolina Policy Council; director of policy and research for the Civitas Institute; and a writer/analyst with Human Life International.
Dr. Taylor is the author/coauthor of several policy guides and books, including The S.C. General Assembly: Best & Worst Legislative Guide (2009-2011); America’s Drug Deal: Vaccines, Abortion & Corruption; Diagnosing the Problem: A Guide to North Carolina Healthcare Policy; and Unlocking the State Budget: A Guide to Spending and Taxation. He is also a contributing author to Unleashing Capitalism; Creating Your Path to a Policy Career; and Taylor’s Encyclopedia of Government Officials. Taylor is currently writing a novel, Ashes to Bread.
Taylor’s work has appeared in a variety of journals, magazines and newspapers, including Citizen, Clements’ International Report, Faith & Reason, Logos, The Review of Metaphysics, and This Rock. He has also taught philosophy at Christendom College and holds distinction as a three-time Earhart Fellow, a Publius Fellow with the Claremont Institute, and an E.A. Morris Fellow.
Dr. Taylor holds an A.B. in government from Bowdoin College and a Ph.D. in politics from the University of Dallas, where he wrote his dissertation on Karol Wojtyla’s The Acting Person. He is a Louisiana native, but previously lived outside of Liberty, Mississippi, before coming to MCPP.