Travis K. Taylor

Associate Professor of Economics

PhD, MA, University of Connecticut
BA, University of Richmond

Office: Luter Hall 222
Phone: (757) 594-7148
Email: ttaylor@cnu.edu

Travis K. Taylor currently serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Christopher Newport University.  Dr. Taylor's research and teaching interests include the economics of contracting, international economic development, and public procurement.  A scholar of international public procurement and countertrade contracts, Dr. Taylor’s articles have appeared in outlets such as the Journal of Policy Modeling, and the Journal of International Business & Economics.  He and co-editor Murat Yulek published new findings from the fields of public procurement and economic development in their book Designing Public Procurement Policy in Developing Countries (2012).  Additionally, Dr. Taylor has completed consulting projects for firms in Singapore, Seoul, and Newport News, Virginia.

A native New Englander (Maine), he fondly recalls--and still enjoys--Maine's natural beauty: its ocean, lakes, wildlife, and fall foliage.  He is a lifelong fan of Boston sports teams.  He attended college at the University of Richmond, double majoring in International Studies and Economics.  Following college, he studied for a Masters degree in economics at the University of Connecticut, and worked as an international economist for the U.S. federal government in Washington, D.C.  He continued his studies at the University of Connecticut and earned a Ph.D. in economics.

Prior to his current post, Professor Taylor held faculty positions at the University of Richmond, and Alfred University (New York).  He joined the Christopher Newport University (CNU) faculty in 2004, and became Associate Professor of Economics in 2008.  Between 2008-2011, Dr. Taylor served as Chair of the Department of Accounting, Economics & Finance in the Luter School of Business.  In this capacity, he played a key role in the creation of an independent Department of Economics, and the accompanying degree program.