Andre Taylor is an award-winning print journalist who began his career in 2004 in Huntington, West Virginia (The Herald-Dispatch). Before entering the MA Public History program at North Carolina State University in the fall of 2018, Andre worked as a crime reporter in several markets including Delaware (The News Journal), Texas (Lubbock-Avalanche Journal), Maryland (The Gazette), and Virginia (Patch/AOL). Most recently, he worked at the News & Record in Greensboro, North Carolina where he won a 2018 North Carolina Press Association award for deadline news reporting.
The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native and his wife Andrea (Hankins), have twin daughters, Adelyn and Ashlyn, and reside in Raleigh.
Teaching and Research Interests
Andre, a Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center Global Change Fellow, has research interests in food history (antebellum era), climate change, environmental history, cultural preservation and museum studies. He also has an interest in collecting oral histories and has produced several short documentaries from those interviews.
Extension and Community Engagement
In November 2019, Andre launched the podcast, Speaking Culturally, which examines the preservation of heritage from a variety of cultures.