Karl Taylor, PhD (candidate)

Instructor in Correctional Ministry
Correctional Chaplaincy Specialist
International Experience: USA



  • Doctor of Philosophy, General Psychology (candidate), Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Master of Divinity, Morehouse School of Religion, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Master of Arts, Church Music, Morehouse School of Religion, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biblical Education, Beulah Heights University, Atlanta, GA

Doctoral Dissertation 

  • In progress: "Near Death Experiences (NDE) of Offenders"

Additional Training

  • Clinical Pastoral Education, 7 units of resident Chaplain training

Teaching Specializations

  • Correctional Ministry
  • Correctional Chaplaincy
  • Christian Counseling

Academic Experiences

  • Adjunct Professor, Religious Ethics, Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS

Chaplaincy Experience

  • Chaplain, Rush City Correctional Facility, Rush City, MN
  • Chaplain, Walnut Grove Correctional Facility, Walnut Grove, MS
  • Resident Chaplain, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham, AL
  • Intern Chaplain, Emory Center for Pastoral Services, St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, GA
  • Intern Chaplain, G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center, Montgomery, VA
  • Intern Chaplain, The Villages of East Lake, Atlanta, GA

Church Ministry Experiences

  • Minister of Music, Thankful Missionary Baptist Church, Decatur, GA
  • Keyboards, The Rock C.O.G.I.C, Lithonia, GA
  • Organist, Rosemont Baptist Church, Jackson, MS

Awards & Recognition

  • Durward V. Cason, Jr. Memorial Scholarship from the Georgia Baptist Convention
  • Wachovia Foundation Scholarship from UNCF
  • National Dean’s List (2003-2004 and October 26, 2007)
  • Who’s Who among Students in American Universities & Colleges (2003-2004)