CASL Staff Profile: Getting to know the TV Engineer Sr.- Greg Taylor
Greg Taylor, a ’89 B.S.EE grad, and a TV Engineer Sr, has worked at the University of Michigan-Dearborn for 36 years.
He primarily supports the Journalism and Screen Studies Program and Campus Media Services. This role allows him to support faculty and work with students on special projects.
CASL Connect sat down with Taylor to discuss his experience at UM-Dearborn, and life outside of work.
Why do you enjoy your work and how have you seen your work change/evolve over the years?
GT: The biggest evolution of my job is seeing things go from analog to digital. When I first started, everything was on tape. As an engineer I’ve always enjoyed taking things apart. When I was in high school, I was part of a vocational electronics program. So, no two days are alike; sometimes it’s a lot of cleaning and repairing our equipment, billing clients, and other days it’s 12 hours of production.
What is the most interesting project you have ever filmed/edited?
GT: I’ve record events with many dignitaries, and elected officials, but the most rewarding is to work with the students. You get to see them learn and go forward in their careers, and see some of them go out and do things that get even national attention.
Because you work in Higher Education, a lot of the events you film are repetitive. What’s your favorite annual event to film?
GT: The Student Leadership Awards, because it’s about the students and you get to see the students who have excelled in their organization(s), the Black Celebratory, the All Sports Banquet at the end of the year. I enjoy all of those because it’s about the students.
What things do you like to do as hobbies/spare time?
GT: Most of my time outside of work is spent with my local church, I’m a pianist there. I love the beach and to travel, and my wife and I love spending time with our kids and our grandkids.
Interview compiled by: Leah Olajide & Chanel Stitt