Tara Taylor, a May 2022 Educational Leadership and Policy Studies alumna, received the 2022 Honorable Mention Dissertation award from the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) for “Cultivating and Sustaining Theater Education Programs in Public Schools: Curricula, Teachers, Community, and Leadership.”

The award recognizes and celebrates scholars whose research contributes significantly to the field of drama/theatre with or for young people. Taylor presented her research and received her award at the AATE National Conference, which was held July 28–31 in Providence, Rhode Island.