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Curtis Taylor
Dean of International Teachers College
Director of Admission

Dr. Curtis J. Taylor moved to Indonesia in June 2015 and currently serves as both Dean and Director of Admissions for the International Teachers College (ITC). In May 2017 he was also appointed as Vice President for Student Development & Spiritual Formation for Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH).


Prior to coming to Indonesia, Dr. Taylor served Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa (USA) for 23 years in various administrative roles, including Dean for Global Education, Special Assistant to the President, Vice President for Student Services, and Director of Residence Life.  While in Iowa, Dr. Taylor also served as a member of the Board of Directors of St. Luke’s College, as Vice President of the Sioux Center Christian School Board, and as President of the Sioux Center Chamber of Commerce. Prior to his time in Iowa, Dr. Taylor held administrative positions at the University of Washington and Michigan State University.


Dr. Taylor earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Calvin University, a master's degree in college and university administration from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from Iowa State University.  He has been married to Sheryl Sheeres Taylor for 32 years.  Mrs. Taylor is a professional library director who is currently serving as Coordinator of Library Services for the Yayasan Pendidikan Pelita Harapan (YPPH) in Jakarta.  The Taylor’s have three children:  Ian Curtis-24, who is married to Elli Elizabeth Krosschell and teaches with her at Sekolah Pelita Harapan (SPH) in Jakarta; Willem Levi-20, who is majoring in History and Classics with a minor in archeology, at Calvin University; and Mia Soo-Jee-16, an 11th grade student at SPH—Lippo Village.


In his spare time, Dr. Taylor enjoys bicycling and traveling with his family.