True to his professional calling, Senior Lecturer Edward Taylor (Accounting) keeps a spreadsheet of classes he has taught at Boston College over the past 31 years. With rows and columns now running seven pages, the numbers show that after entering final grades for his four classes this past semester, Taylor could say he had taught exactly 200 courses at the University—and a total of 7,745 students. “Only an accountant would keep such records,” Taylor noted in an interview.
And perhaps only Taylor teaches accounting—taxation in particular—the way he does. The award-winning professor has taught the vast majority of M.S.A. students since the master’s program began in 2001, and he is known by them and others for delivering a sense of immediacy to tax education.