James Lance Taylor, associate professor and chair of the department of politics at the University of San Francisco, was honored with an award for Outstanding Academic Title by the editors of Choice, the publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries of the American Library Association. Professor Taylor was honored for his book, Black Nationalism in the United States: From Malcolm X to Barack Obama (Lynne Rienner Publishers).
Professor Taylor earned a bachelor’s degree at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Southern California. From 2009 to 2011, he served as president of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists.