Donald Taylor

Carsey School Program Faculty
Phone: (603) 731-3133
Photo of Donald Taylor, instructor of MPA courses at the Carsey School

Don Taylor is a Professor in the Department of Labor Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He specializes in public sector labor relations, leadership development, strategic planning, and organizational capacity-building. He is a nationally-recognized expert on the constitutional rights of public employees.

In his role for the Carsey School of Public Policy, he teaches online courses in public sector human resource management and labor relations. He has taught online and in person at UNH for many years, and has also taught online labor and employment relations courses for Indiana University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Don has worked in the field of employment relations for over 25 years. He worked as an organizer, representative, negotiator, business agent, communications director, and education director for unions such as the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers (UE), the hotel workers’ union (HERE), and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). His labor relations experience includes extensive public sector work in both Iowa and New Hampshire, where he represented state, county, municipal, and school district employees.


  • M.A. Political Science (1993), University of New Hampshire Concentrations in Political Economy and International Relations
  • B.A. History (1990), University of New Hampshire Concentration in United States history; Minors in Education and Political Science

Fields of Specialization and Teaching:

  • Public Sector Labor Relations
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Union Leadership and Administration
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Strategic Planning
  • Political Economy

Professional Certifications:

  • Human Resources Certificate, Madison College, 2019
  • Change Leadership Certificate, Cornell University, 2015
  • Professional Trainer Certificate, American Society for Training and Development — NH, 2007