BA, Oberlin College; MA, PhD, Central European University (Hungary)

Jeff Taylor moved to Hungary with the Peace Corps in 1990 after graduating from Oberlin College with a BA in English and political science. Later he received a Rotary Scholarship to attend the Central European University in Budapest, where he earned his MA and PhD in cultural history. Dr. Taylor is an expert in the history of the art market and specializes in analyzing the dynamic of art values over time. He holds Hungarian state-recognized appraisers licenses for antique furniture and oriental carpets and works as an art agent with Taylor Art Advisors. Before accepting this position at Purchase College, Dr. Taylor was a lecturer in arts management at the International Business School of Budapest in the BAAM (Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management) program.