Dr. Taylor Bousfield
Dr. Taylor Bousfield
Post Doctoral Scholar

Overview

Taylor Bousfield is a Post Doctoral Scholar in the School of Teacher Education in the College of Innovation and Education at the University of Central Florida. She is an alumna of the University of Mississippi and most recently, a double alumna from the University of Central Florida, where she earned her Master’s and Ph.D. with an emphasis in special education. Her research focus is innovative teacher preparation for teaching students with low incidence disabilities. She has prepared both general and special education teachers to work with students with high-intensity need and diverse learning styles in an inclusive setting. Previously, she served as the Director of Research and Development of UCF TeachLivETM, a mixed reality simulator. She has collaborated with various professionals to create multiple avatars with disabilities at the elementary and secondary level. She has presented her experiences at many state, national, and international conferences on teacher preparation and the use and development of the virtual classroom simulator, TeachLivETM. Her research with TeachLivE and teacher preparation has gained international attention and she has collaborated with universities in Sweden to bring her innovations to teachers and schools in their locale.