Dr. Tanisha King-Taylor is a three-time alumna of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign earning a Bachelor's degree in Sociology, a Master's degree in Social Work, and a Ph.D. in Education Policy Organization and Leadership. Her research centered on Black women, looking at their experiences of racial and gender microaggressions, along with the myth of the Strong Black woman or Black Superwoman. Tanisha is an Author, Speaker, Consultant, and Advocate who currently serves as the Interim Chief Inclusion Officer for the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine with Ohio University. Dr. King-Taylor has served as a professor and Field Advisor for Fordham University, as well as Adjunct Professor for the Illinois School of Social Work. Her inaugural book "Out of Battle Into Freedom" was accepted into the 2017 NAACP Author Pavilion and has been described on Amazon reviews as "incredible" and a "must read". Tanisha is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and has been featured on WEFT 90.1 FM. She has served as a panelist on a Black Lives Matter news special which aired on WCIA 3 and is also a member of the Champaign County Board. Her podcast The Tanisha King-Taylor Show will launch this summer. Most importantly, Tanisha is a wife and mother of three who seeks to empower women to live their best lives while serving the community and bringing other women with them.  

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