Professor Taylor has taught at Bentley College in Boston and Brigham Young University in Utah and been a visiting professor at the University of Kent at Canterbury and the University of Wales at Swansea. He was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago in 1993 and a visiting professor at Otago in 2006.
He was the founding Director of the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies at Brigham Young University and Chair of the Political Science at the same university. His most recent publication is a chapter on treason in the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of National Security Intelligence. He also contributed chapters on counterintelligence in two other major handbooks. He authored a chapter on the role of intelligence in national security in the widely used text, Contemporary Security Studies (Oxford) now in its second edition. Stan edited a special issue of the journal Intelligence and National Security on “Spying in Film and Fiction” in 2008. He is also co- author of America the Vincible: U.S. Foreign Policy for the 21st Century (Prentice-Hall) now in its third edition. He publishes and lectures frequently and widely on various aspects of the role of intelligence in state security. Stan was also a senior staff member of (or Consultant to) the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for several years where he focused on getting the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) into law in 1978.
MA, M.A.L.D. and Ph.D from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (administered by Tufts, MIT, and Harvard) in Boston, Massachusetts.