### Introduction

- Professor of mathematics at Anderson University
- Author of "An Introduction to Abstract Algebra"
- Earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from Purdue University

### Experience

Courtney K. Taylor, Ph.D., is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed articles on statistics. He has taught mathematics at the college level since 2002.

Taylor is currently a professor of mathematics and chair of the mathematics department at Anderson University, where he also leads the university's research experience projects in mathematics. One of his research projects involves using statistics to determine the shape of real-world high-dimensional data sets.

He authored "An Introduction to Abstract Algebra," an open-access e-book.

### Education

Taylor received his B.A. in mathematics, physics, and chemistry from Anderson University. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics from Purdue University.

### Awards and Publications

### ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.