Westmont Summer Scholars Resident Director

We're excited to have Dan Taylor serve as the resident director for Westmont Summer Scholars. Dan serves as the Assistant Director of Residence Life here at Westmont.

Getting to Know Dan

taylorEducation: M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, IL, B.A. Philosophy and Music, Gordon College, MA

Hometown: Orange City, Iowa

How did you end up at Westmont? I had the amazing experience of being drawn here. God really seemed to pick my family and me up and place us at Westmont, and we are so excited to see the work he has for us to do here!

Favorite college memory? My roommates and I started an underground satire newspaper for the campus and we were successfully able to keep our identities unknown for the whole year! Also choir tour in Europe, symposium days, and of course meeting my wife, Sarah!

Favorite book(s) in your library? Books of poetry by Langston Hughes, Dylan Thomas, Denise Levertov, and Billy Collins; Lord of the Rings; Not the Way It's Supposed to Be, by Cornelius Plantinga; Biblical Ethics and Social Change, by Stephen Charles Mott; Divided by Faith, by Emerson and Smith; and Mister Frumble's Coffee Shop Disaster, by Richard Scarry

What is your favorite thing to do away from Westmont? I love the ocean, mountains, tall trees and exploring anything outdoors with my family. Going out for good Mexican or Thai food are always good too!

Where is a place that you like to vacation? I like being anywhere we can explore without much agenda--discovering good food places, stores, beaches and trails.