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John G. Taylor, PhD, M.Ed., MACC, LPC

John G. Taylor, PhD, M.Ed., MACC, LPC

Assistant Professor

taylorj@lasalle.edu

215.991.2274


Dr. Taylor received his PhD in Human Sexuality Studies and Master of Education in Human Sexuality Studies from Widener University. He received his Master in Christian Counseling from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Fayetteville State University.

Prior to joining La Salle, Dr. Taylor worked as a correctional officer, probation/parole officer for the North Carolina Department of Corrections. Throughout his career he has worked as a domestic violence group facilitator, HIV case manager, and substance abuse counselor. Dr. Taylor is a licensed professional counselor and sexuality educator that counsels’ individuals, families, and couples that are dealing with trauma, depression, marital conflict, intimacy issues, male infertility, sexuality, gender identity, anxiety, and suicidal ideations.

Dr. Taylor taught as an adjunct professor at Drexel University and LaSalle University and accepted a full-time position at LaSalle in 2021. His research focuses on exploring the impact of structural violence (police violence and racism/discrimination) on the mental health and sexual behavior of Black men.

Areas of Expertise

  • Sexuality
  • Gender Identity
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Sexual Intimacy
  • Spirituality
  • Couples Counseling
  • Familial Conflicts
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance Abuse
  • Men’s Issues
  • LBBTQIA

Education

  • Ph.D. in Human Sexuality Studies, Center for Human Sexuality Studies, Widener University
  • Masters of Education in Human Sexuality Studies, Center for Human Sexuality Studies, Widener University
  • Masters in Christian Counseling, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, concentration psychology and theology (integration)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, Fayetteville State University

Teaching

  • PHLT 101: Essentials of Public Health
  • PHLT 489/639: Race, Ethnicity & Public Health
  • PHLT 280/551: Urban Men’s Health
  • PHLT 480: Public Health Undergraduate Internship
  • PHLT 315/615: Violence Prevention and Control
  • PHLT 420: Public Health Leadership
  • PHLT 356/556: Reproductive Health

Funded Research

Active Minds/Scattergood Foundation 2021

$1,500.00

Book

Taylor, J. & Somers, I. (2018). Pocket guide for young men without fathers: Important life lessons. New York, NY. Skyhorse Publishing.

Publications

  1. Taylor, J.G (2013). Dying for Acceptance: Suicide rates in the LGBTQ Community. “The Reality Corner”; Psychology Today Magazine. March 19, 2013.
  2. Taylor, J.G. (2013). Behind the Veil: Inside the Mind of Men That Abuse Their Intimate Partners. “The Reality Corner”; The Psychology Today Magazine. Feb. 19, 2013.
  3. Taylor, J.G. (2010). Who’s Grooming Your Child? A Realistic Look into Child Molestation. “The Reality Corner”; Divine Inspirations Magazine. Sept. 1, 2010.
  4. Taylor, J.G. (2010). The Cost of War: Post-Traumatic Disorder. “The Reality Corner”; Divine Inspirations Magazine. July 1, 2010.
  5. Taylor, J.G. (2010). Hey, Where are You? The Call for Mentoring in Our Communities. “The Reality Corner”; Divine Inspirations Magazine. May 1, 2010.
  6. Taylor, J.G. (2010). So Who Does it Hurt? Abortion – Let’s Have a Conversation. “The Reality Corner”; Divine Inspirations Magazine. April l 1, 2010.
  7. Taylor, J.G. (2010). Is Your Church in Prison? The Importance of Prison Ministries. “The Reality Corner”; Divine Inspirations Magazine. March 1, 2010.
  8. Taylor, J.G. (2010). The Emotional Cost of Caring for Others: The World of Compassion Fatigue. “The Reality Corner”; Divine Inspirations Magazine. February 1, 2010.
  9. Taylor, J.G. (2010). Are You a Lender or Borrower? It’s Time for Entrepreneurship. “The Reality Corner”; Divine Inspirations Magazine. January 1, 2010.
  10. Taylor, J.G. (2009). Happy Holidays: But Is It Really? “The Reality Corner”; Divine Inspirations Magazine. December 1, 2009.
  11. Taylor, J.G. (2009). Living: Yes, Living in the Midst of Life’s Transitions. “The Reality Corner”; Divine Inspirations Magazine. November 1, 2009.
  12. Taylor, J.G. (2009). The Debate of Health Care Reform: What Would Jesus Do? “The Reality Corner”; Divine Inspirations Magazine. October 1, 2009.
  13. Taylor, J.G. (2009). Behind the Veil, Inside the Mind of Men That Abuse. (Cover story). “The Reality Corner”; Divine Inspirations Magazine. September 1, 2009.
  14. Taylor, J.G. (2009). When a Parent Dies: The Grieving Process. “The Reality Corner”; Divine Inspirations Magazine. August 1, 2009.
  15. Taylor, J.G. (2009). Where Are They? The Community of the Mentally Ill in Our Churches. “The Reality Corner”; Divine Inspirations Magazine. July 1, 2009.

Presentations

  1. Taylor, J. G. (2020, November). Affirming and Supporting Our Transgender and LGBTQIA Youth: Cross Roads Programs, Willingboro, NJ.
  2. Taylor, J. G. (2020, March). The Impact of Sexual Violence on Black Men. Presentation: Univ of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
  3. Taylor, J.G. (2017, July). Let’s Talk: The Unspoken Language – The Art of Counseling African American Men and The Role that Sexuality Plays in their Lives. Presentation: North Carolina Sexuality Conference, Raleigh, NC.
  4. Taylor, J.G. (2016, Jan). Reducing Suicidality in the LBGTQ Community; what can we do better? Presentation: Mays Landing Community College, Mays Landing, NJ
  5. Taylor, J.G. (2014, July). Let’s Talk: The Therapeutic Counseling of African American Men and the Struggles/Paradoxes They Face in Their Relationships with Their Mothers and Intimate Partners. Presentation: Belmont Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  6. Taylor, J.G. (2014, April). Let’s Talk: The Therapeutic Counseling of African American Men and the Struggles/Paradoxes They face in Their Relationships with Their Mothers and Intimate Partners. Presentation: Senator Vincent Hughes Breaking the Silence Conference, Philadelphia, PA
  7. Taylor, J.G. (2014, April). On Her Own: Therapeutic Counseling Approaches with Single African American Mothers Raising Their Children Alone. Presentation: Senator Vincent Hughes Breaking the Silence Conference, Philadelphia, PA
  8. Taylor, J.G. (2013, June). Let’s Talk: The Therapeutic Counseling of African American Men and the Struggles/Paradoxes They face in their Relationships with Their Mothers and Intimate Partners. Presentation: Black Men’s Conference; St. Paul MN.
  9. Taylor, J.G. (2013, March). Let’s Talk: The Therapeutic Counseling of African American Men and the Struggles/Paradoxes They Face in Their Relationships with Their Mothers and Intimate Partners. Presentation: RJJ Behavioral Health, Philadelphia, PA.
  10. Taylor, J.G. (2013, February). Let’s Talk: The Therapeutic Counseling of African American Men and the Struggles/Paradoxes They face in Their Relationships with Their Mothers and Intimate Partners. Presentation: Cathedral International Church, Perth Amboy, NJ.
  11. Taylor, J.G. (2012, September). Let’s Talk: The Unspoken Language – The Art of Counseling African American Men. Presentation: Youth Advocate Program, Philadelphia, PA.
  12. Taylor, J.G. (2012, June). Let’s Talk: The Unspoken Language – The Art of Counseling African American Men. Presentation: Health Annex Behavioral Health, Philadelphia, PA.
  13. Taylor, J.G. (2012, June). Let’s Talk: The Unspoken Language – The Art of Counseling African American Men. Presentation: Sources for Human Services, Holiday Inn, Cherry Hill, NJ.
  14. Taylor, J.G. (2012, June). The Paradoxical Relationship between Single Mothers and Their Older Sons. Presentation: Sources for Human Services, Holiday Inn, Cherry Hill, NJ.
  15. Taylor, J.G. (2012, March). Let’s Talk: The Unspoken Language – The Art of Counseling African American Men. Presentation: Sources for Human Services, Holiday Inn, Cherry Hill, NJ.
  16. Taylor, J.G. (2012, March). The Paradoxical Relationship between Single Mothers and Their Older Sons. Presentation: Sources for Human Services, Holiday Inn, Cherry Hill, NJ.

Invited Presentations

  1. Taylor, J. G. (2020, November). Affirming and Supporting Our Transgender and LGBTQIA Youth: Cross Roads Programs, Willingboro, NJ.
  2. Taylor, J. G. (2020, March). The Impact of Sexual Violence on Black Men. Presentation: Univ of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
  3. Taylor, J.G. (2017, July). Let’s Talk: The Unspoken Language – The Art of Counseling African American Men and The Role that Sexuality Plays in their Lives. Presentation: North Carolina Sexuality Conference, Raleigh, NC.
  4. Taylor, J.G. (2016, Jan). Reducing Suicidality in the LBGTQ Community; What can we do better. Presentation: Mays Landing Community College, Mays Landing, NJ
  5. Taylor, J.G. (2015, October). Are Your Perceptions Creating a Barrier for You? Presentation: Treatment Trends; Allentown, PA.
  6. Taylor, J.G. (2015, October). The Unspoken Language; The Art of Counseling African American Men. Presentation: Black Families, Black Relationships, Black Sexuality Conference, Philadelphia, PA
  7. Taylor, J.G. (2012, October). Are Your Perceptions Creating a Barrier for You? Presentation: The Health Annex Behavioral Health, Philadelphia, PA.
  8. Taylor, J.G. (2012, September). Violence and the War of the Mind: The Mental Health Implications. Presentation: Victory over Violence Conference. Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA.
  9. Taylor, J.G. (2012, April). Questions you’ve always wanted to ask the Opposite Sex: Unraveling the Confusion. Presentation: Philadelphia Community College Lecture series. Philadelphia, PA.
  10. Taylor, J.G. (2012, February). Exercise and Men’s Health. Presentation: Philadelphia Community College Lecture Series. Philadelphia, PA.
  11. Taylor, J.G. (2011, November). Women and Mental Health. Presentation: Philadelphia Community College Lecture Series. Philadelphia, PA.
  12. Taylor, J.G. (2011, October). The Fluidity of Sexuality: Where Do You stand? Presentation: Philadelphia Community College Lecture Series. Philadelphia, PA.
  13. Taylor, J.G. (2011, October). Behind the Veil: Inside the Mind of Men That Abuse. Presentation: Philadelphia Community College Lecture Series. Philadelphia, PA.
  14. J.G. (2011, September). Strong Men and Strong Minds. Presentation: Philadelphia Community College Lecture Series. Philadelphia, PA.
  15. Taylor, J.G. (2010, September). Domestic Violence and Why Does He Hurt? Presentation: Laurel House Battered Women’s Shelter. Norristown, PA.

Symposia

  1. Taylor, J.G. (2010, October) Restorative Justice Forum: The Intersection of Violence and Choices (Moderator). Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. Philadelphia, PA.