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Clinical Professor

Gail Ayala Taylor

Dartmouth College

With over 25 years of teaching experience at top academic institutions in the US and abroad, Professor Taylor has educated numerous undergraduates, MBAs, healthcare professionals, CEOs, and senior business leaders. She is in her 20th year on the faculty at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth where she teaches introduction to marketing, services marketing, and marketing strategy. Additionally, she has taught at Northwestern and the University of Georgia and was a visiting professor at ULB – Solvay Business School in Brussels and a visiting scholar at INSEAD, The Business School for the World, in Singapore.

In 2019, Professor Taylor was recognized as a “Hall of Fame Professor” by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) for her excellence in teaching marketing to entrepreneurs. She has directly impacted over 3500 businesses across the U.S. and brings these insights into her classroom teaching. Professor Taylor is passionate about helping undergraduates in their transition from college to career. As the founder and CEO of the Ayala, Halloran, Taylor Group LLC, Professor Taylor and her team deliver programs for graduates as they leave college and prepare to launch their careers.

Recognized for her research and thought leadership, Professor Taylor has been the recipient of several “Best Paper” awards and has been recognized as an outstanding Woman Leader as a recipient of the “Dux Femina Facti” award. She received her PhD in marketing from Florida State University where she was a McKnight Fellow. Additionally, she holds a BA in hotel, restaurant, and institutional management and an MBA in marketing, both from Michigan State University and has studied culinary arts at Ecole hôtelière in Lausanne, Switzerland, and oenology in France.

As an avid supporter of global experiential learning and a HUGE fan of SAS, Professor Taylor is beyond excited to be a part of the Spring 2022 voyage. She has traveled to over 50 countries and has taught on two semester at sea voyages – Fall 2016 and Fall 2018. During her 2018 voyage, the students on the ship honored her dedication and teaching excellence by selecting her to deliver the faculty commencement address. She feels that teaching on the Fall 2016 and Fall 2018 voyages has been two of the highlights of her career. She is married to another Dartmouth Professor and is the proud Mom of four of the most adventuresome, globally-minded, and kind “ship kids” you’d ever want to meet.