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Flora N. Taylor

Professional Background

Educational Background

  • A.B., Harvard University, Cum Laude (1984)
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (1994)

Scholarly Interests

  • Group Dynamics
  • Organizational Development
  • Power
  • Counseling
  • Diversity

Selected Publications

Multiple articles/chapters on Multi-culturally competent practice in Dermatology (available by request)

Taylor, F., Smith, K., and Kuriloff, P. (2004). Anatomy of a casualty, In S. Cytrynbaum and D. Noumair (Eds.), Group Relations Reader 3 (pp. 183-207). Washington, D.C.: A.K. Rice Institute.

American Journal of Diseases in Children February/March 1987

professional experiences

  • Instructor, University of Pennsylvania
  • Associate, A.K. Rice Institute

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custom course list

Group Dynamics and Organizational Politics, University of Pennsylvania 2005-present

ORLJ 5362: Group dynamics: A systems perspective

Permission required. Prerequisite: ORLJ 4005. Enrollment limited. In addition to the regular course meeting times, there are two additional special weekend workshops, times/dates arranged each semester. The course explores social processes in groups and their impact on individual behavior. In addition to a series of lectures/discussions, students are required to participate as members of an experiential group designed to provide opportunities for learning about group dynamics through an examination of power, authority, leadership, intergroup and interpersonal processes. Special fee: $200 (conference fee).