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Evi Taylor

Clinical Assistant Professor

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Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building

Suite 355

325 Pittsboro Street

Campus Box 3550

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

O: 919-962-6466

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Dr. Evi Taylor is a clinical assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. She is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience working with diverse populations in various settings such as alternative schools, juvenile justice programs, hospital settings, residential treatment centers, and private practice.

Prior to working at UNC, Dr. Taylor was the MSW Director and co-chair of the Social Work Department at Arkansas State University, where she received the University Excellence in Teaching Award in 2017 and the University Excellence in Service Award in 2018.

In 2018, Dr. Taylor was featured in the journal Women in Higher Education. Dr. Taylor serves on the board of The Power of 1 or 2, Inc., a nonprofit committed to empowering, educating, and enriching the lives of children and families by providing them with resources and opportunities. Dr. Taylor’s research interests include stereotypes and implicit bias, racial inequalities in education, and athletes’ mental health. She has presented nationally and internationally on topics concerning racial disparities.

Degrees and Licenses

Ph.D., Northcentral University
MSW, University of Texas at Arlington
BSW, Baylor University

Primary Program

MSW Education



Research and Professional Interests

Implicit Bias
Racial Equity in Education
Athletes' Mental Health

Recent Publications

Taylor, E., Walls, P., Wilkerson, P., & Addae, R. (2019). The historical perspective of stereotypes on African American Males. Journal of Human Rights and Social Work, 4(3), 213-225.

Long, J.G., Wilkerson, P.A., Taylor, E., Hall, J.H., & Peters, C. (2018). Using person-centered scheduling with geriatric patients to reduce anxiety with telepsychiatry. Contemporary Rural Social Work Journal, 10(1), Article 12.

Taylor, E., Walls, P., Wilkerson, P., & Addae, R. (2017). Global inequality: The
traumatic effects of racism. 26th Annual Global Awareness Society
International Conference Proceedings.

Presentations, Workshops and Media

Implicit Bias in Mental Health

Mental Health Disparities Among African Americans

The Ethics of Cultural Humility

Intersectionality of Race, Gender, and Poverty: A Global Concern

The Impact of Stereotypes on African American Males: What is the Role of Social Workers?


SOWO 540

Social Work Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups



SOWO 500

Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Infancy to Adolescence



SOWO 840

Adult Mental Health: Theory and Practice



SOWO 840

Child and Adolescent Mental Health: Theory and Practice



SOWO 506

Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Adult and Older Adulthood



SOWO 740

Implementing Evidence-Informed Practice with Individuals, Families, and Groups