Dr. Tom Taylor is a Professor of World History at Seattle University with his PhD from the University of Minnesota. He has an extensive background teaching and traveling abroad having taught a wide range of classes such as: “East Meets West” the long and complicated history of cross-cultural exchanges between the West and Asia; “World Travelers/World History” how travelers have shaped significant developments in the modern world and “Genocide in World History” which analyses the global scourge of genocide in the 20th C.
He held an Endowed Chair at Seattle University in Jesuit Studies and focused his work on the influence of Jesuits as travelers. He has participated in university delegations to France, Belgium, Italy, China, Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Morocco, and S. Korea. He will soon publish a book titled Modern Travel in World History.
Tom has sailed on two prior Semester at Sea voyages, Fall ’07 and Spring ’17. He is passionate about drawing connections between history and current world issues and often reflects that there is no greater classroom experience than traveling and teaching on Semester at Sea. On the ship you can often find him on the back deck spin bike, doing the NY Times crossword puzzle, or following soccer, the world’s game. Tom will sail with his wife Laurie.