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Taylor Peyton

Ph.D., Leadership Studies
M.S., Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Dr. Taylor Peyton Roberts is Principal of Valencore Consulting and Assistant Professor of Leadership and Workplace Psychology at Boston University.  Taylor has 15+ years of research experience within business and academic settings, and she has conducted research and leadership development projects for over 25 client organizations, including the Ken Blanchard Companies and Union Bank.  She has published peer-reviewed articles and authored over 35 research studies, presenting findings to national/international academic conferences, and to general audiences.  Taylor currently teaches full-time at Boston University's School of Hospitality Administration, and previously she taught courses at the graduate and undergraduate level at the University of San Diego and San Diego State University.  She has also worked as a Human Resources Research Analyst for Sempra Energy in San Diego.  


Taylor’s areas of expertise include authenticity in leadership, organizational behavior, psychology, and nonprofits.  Her recent research collaborations and publications examine emerging topics in leadership, authenticity in leaders, employee work passion, employee affect, and power.  With Valencore, she designs assessments and offers workshops on authenticity in leadership, trust, and the fundamentals of leadership.


Taylor is an active participant in research presentations for professional organizations such as the International Leadership Association (ILA), the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD).  In 2015 she was a Startup Leadership Fellow (SLP) and in 2016 volunteered as a Program Lead for SLP’s San Diego Chapter.


Taylor has a background in survey design, test construction, test validation, and applied statistics.  She holds a Ph.D. in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego, an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from San Diego State University, and a B.S. in Psychology from Long Beach State.

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