Shanon Taylor received her Ed.D. from The University of Memphis in 2003. She was hired as a non-tenured assistant professor at the University of Nevada Reno in July 2002. She moved to a tenure-track position July 2006, and received promotion to associate professor effective July 1, 2013. Her major areas of research interest are issues related to the provision of special education services in private schools and teacher education in special education. Within the field of special education, she focuses on behavior management, behavior disorders, and autism, as well as issues related to doctoral studies in special education.
She has taught 11 different courses in general special education, behavior disorders, and autism. She has published 16 refereed and invited publications (one republished in a book), made over 25 professional presentations, and obtained approximately $2.5 million in external grant funding. She is currently the project co-director of Certified Behavior Analysts for Nevada Schools (CBANS) with Dr. Scott Harrington and is a co-investigator on Early Childhood Hybrid Online Special Educator Education (ECHOSEE) with Dr. Ann Bingham and Dr. Stephen Rock. She is the editor of The Researcher, the journal of the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association. Her main research methodology involves the use of online survey instruments in mixed-methods designs.