Andrew Taylor
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Adjunct Instructor of Business Administration

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JD, Appalachian School of Law
BA, University of Georgia

Common Courses Taught

Business Law

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

Drew is a licensed attorney, professor, and civil/family mediator. He is the President of the Carter County Bar Association and sits on the board of many regional public health organizations. He has worked extensively with local bar associations in drafting new procedures to make family law more restorative and representative in Eastern Tennessee.

In his first semester at Lees-McRae, Drew's Business 101 classes created their own thrift store from the ground up. Not only did the students do research and brainstorming, they worked with local community resources to turn their business into a reality.
That store is still open and sustainably funds a local mental health clinic.

Drew is currently creating a "Community Advocacy" curriculum so that he can continue with these lessons while integrating the Appalachian-pioneer spirit for future classes. He works hard to empower his students to create real-life solutions to real-life problems.

Institutional Service and Responsibilities

Drew is an active participant in the LAMP mentorship program on campus. He enjoys spending one-on-one time with students and helping them succeed academically. Drew is also an avid supporter of the campus division of Sigma Beta Delta (Honors Society for Business Management and Administration).

Further, Drew has always offered generous internship opportunities to any students who want to learn on the job- specifically his internships relate to Business, Community Advocacy, or Child Welfare/Family Law.

Personal Interests

I love Lees-McRae and I am excited to get to know each of my students. It is a real honor to be the first university professor many of my students study under.

I enjoy whittling, furniture building, my hound dog, backpacking, and "river floating".
My family has been in this area of the mountains for the last 300 years.
(Most notably Andrew Jackson Taylor, who was a mountain minister who drank "Mountain Dew" from the pulpit.{})

As a mountain Presbyterian, I want my students to establish a meaningful relationship with Appalachia while balancing the rigors of study. We are on an metaphorical hike, lets go exploring.