Jan Taylor among 'Favorite Business Professors' named by P&Q for Undergrads

Jan Taylor surrounded by students

Farmer School marketing faculty member Jan Taylor is being honored for her impact on Miami University students. Jan is a senior lecturer and the director of FSB Honors and Scholars Program, and was selected as one of Poets & Quants for Undergrad’s “Favorite Business Professors of the Class Of 2021.”

Taylor’s description comes from recent graduate Maddie Krueger. “I have had so many wonderful professors, but there is one person in particular who has had a tremendous impact on the path I have taken. That person is Jan Taylor. It was in the first class I took with her that I first discovered my true passion for the business,” she said. “It was where I even started to entertain the idea of becoming a business professor one day to inspire students just as she inspired me.”

“Jan challenged me in every case I worked on and pushed me to go for my dream internship when I was not so sure I could achieve it. Her straight talk, while it might not have been what I wanted to hear at times, was just what I needed,” Krueger said. “From my first interaction with her as a freshman applying to Business Honors, to the three classes I had her as a professor – and finally to her career advice and calming my nerves before interviews – I always knew that Jan Taylor believed in me and supported me.”

Taylor was the 2018 William Holmes McGuffey Award recipient, one of a string of awards she has received since she began teaching at Miami in 1986.

Krueger was named one of the “100 Best and Brightest Business Majors” by P&Q for Undergrads earlier this year. She is beginning a role as a customer experience consultant for West Monroe Partners.