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Eric R. Taylor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Montgomery Hall, Room 111

P.O. Box 43700
Lafayette LA 70504

Essays on Current Events


Ph.D. Rutgers University 1981

Refereed Chemistry Journal papers:

  • Eric R. Taylor, “THE  THERMODYNAMICS  of  TIME  TRAVEL”, Univl. J. Chem. 3(2), 60-64 (2015)
  • Eric R. Taylor, “HUMAN  DEEP-SPACE TRAVEL and COLONIZATION– TECHNICAL ISSUES”, New Space 3(3), 154-164 (2015)
  • Eric R. Taylor, “COMMUNICABLE  DISEASE  and  HOMELAND  SECURITY: An Assessment of the US 2014 Ebola Incident”, J. Homeland Sec. & Emerg. Management, in Press August-September 2015
  • Wu Xu, Yingchun Wang, Eric Taylor, Amelie Laujac, Liyan Gao, Sergei Savikhin and Parag R. Chitnis, “Mutational analysis of photosystem I of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803: the role of four conserved aromatic residues in the j-helix of PsaB”, PloS One, 6(9), e246225, 1-11 (2011)
  • Franz A. Mautner, Eric R. Taylor, Drew M. Roszas, Salah S. Massoud, “Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Dicopper (II) and Dipalladium (II) Complexes of 1,1,2,2- tetrakis(carboxamido-2-methylpyidyl)ethane”, J. Molec. Struct. 936, 250-256 (2009)


  1. Lethal Mists: An Introduction to the Natural and Military Sciences of Chemical, Biological Warfare and Terrorism, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Commack, NY, 405 pp., 1999, ISBN 1- 56072-459-5
  2. Lethal Mists: An Introduction to the Natural and Military Sciences of Chemical, Biological Warfare and Terrorism, Revised, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Huntington, NY, 2001, ISBN 1- 59033-136-2

Domestic and Foreign Terrorism Policy:

  • “In the Name of the People: World Policing and Counter-Terrorism”, 4th Annual Graduate School Colloquium on VALUE: Pondering Goodness; University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA, pp. 72-84, 1999
  • “Strengthening the Biological Weapons Convention: Illusory Benefits and Nasty Side Effects”, Policy Analysis No. 355, CATO Institute, Washington, D.C., 18 October1999 []
  • “Kosovo: The Writing on the Wall for NATO’s Credibility”, Security Dialogue, 30(4), 219- 220, Letter, 1999
  • “The New Homeland Security Apparatus: Impeding the Fight Against Agile Terrorists”, Foreign Policy Briefing No. 70, Cato Institute, 26 June 2002
  • “Are Our Troops Ready for Biological and Chemical Attacks?”, Policy Analysis No. 467, Cato Institute, 5 February 2003
  • “Iraqi NBC: So Far So Good”, Defense Watch, 21 Mar 2003
  • “Avoid ‘Vietnamization’ of Iraq”, Defense Watch Magazine, 29 March 2004
  • “The Government’s Response to Terrorism: An Evaluation and Report”, The Independent Institute, Monterey, CA, 22 Dec 2005

Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Terrorism:

  • “Are We Prepared for Terrorism Using Weapons of Mass Destruction? Government’s Half Measures”, Policy Analysis No. 387, Cato Institute, Washington, D.C., 27 Nov 2000
  • “No: Constitutional Liberties Are In Danger of Being Sacrificed For National Security”, This is part of an issue symposium. Insight Magazine, 26 March 2001, pp. 41, 43 (this paper was requested by magazine editor)
  • “Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Terrorism, Emergency Management and Civilian Education”, Second Annual Decontamination/WMD Symposium: Bioterrorism, Univ. Maryland, Shady Grove Center, Rockville, MD, 27-29 Sept. 2001 (invited speaker)
  • “Lack of Effective Public Education on Terrorism Aids Terrorists”, in “Forum” Section, National Defense Magazine, Dec 01
  • “Confronting Preparedness for Bioterrorism”, in “Forum” Section of Issues in Science and Technology, Spring 2002, Vol. XVIII, No. 3 [This article was requested by the editor-in-chief]
  • “Preparing The Public For Preparedness Against Terrorism: FEMA’s Central Role Falling Short ”, The Internet J. of Rescue and Disaster Medicine, 5(2) September 2006, ISSN 1531-2992