Kathryn Taylor

Kathryn Taylor's essays have appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY’s Newsworks, and the Princeton Alumni Weekly. She has written book reviews for a suburban Philadelphia weekly and a Cape Cod library and has taught workshops in reading short fiction and writing short non-fiction. From 1999 to 2017, she was a director for alumni affairs at Princeton University, from which she graduated with a degree in English a long time ago. She has also been, in reverse order, chair of the English Department at the Baldwin School, a vice president of commercial banking at the former Mellon Bank, and a freshman English instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received an M.A. in English and did further work toward a Ph.D., concentrating in Anglo-Saxon literature.

She grew up in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, but has lived in the Philadelphia area since college. A committed supporter of many Philadelphia music institutions, she serves as board president of the Crossing, the Chestnut Hill-based Grammy-nominated chamber choir. She and her husband have two grown children. Her husband and children make regular appearances in her essays, which you can find at her website