A tenured professor at the Wharton School, Dr. Taylor is an award-winning researcher and teacher with extensive expertise on issues related to corporate transparency, accounting fraud, insider trading, and corporate governance. A world-renown scholar, Professor Taylor leads the Wharton Forensic Analytics Lab; has written more than 20 articles published in leading academic journals in accounting, finance, and management; led seminars at dozens of top business schools across the globe; and won numerous academic and industry awards.
Professor Taylor’s research targets practitioners and regulators, and aims to have direct relevance to current issues facing boards and shareholders. His research frequently appears in the business media; has been cited in rules and regulations promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission; and has been instrumental in multiple investigations by the SEC, FBI, Treasury, and Department of Justice. He has provided expert and consulting services related to best practices in corporate governance, regulatory investigations, and fraud prediction, and has co-developed and licensed intellectual property related to parsing SEC filings.
Professor Taylor teaches a cutting-edge undergraduate course––Forensic Analytics––that applies state-of-the-art analytics to SEC filings, and teaches a doctoral seminar on data analysis. His doctoral students have gone on to become faculty at a variety of leading business schools, including Stanford, MIT, and Chicago. Professor Taylor received his bachelor’s degree from University of Delaware, his master’s from Duke University, and his PhD from Stanford University.