Jeri Suer Taylor (born June 30, 1938) is a screenwriter, producer and director who is best known for her contributions to various Star Trek television series. Her career spans from 1974 through 1998, when she retired. She was born and grew up in Bloomington and graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1959. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She received a masters in English from California State University at Northridge and an honorary doctorate from Indiana University in 2007. She worked with current IU professor, Lee Sheldon on Quincy and Star Trek: The Next Generation. She is now a resident of The Sea Ranch, California.
- Was a writer for episodes of Little House on the Prairie, Magnum P.I., The Incredible Hulk, Quincy and Jake and the Fatman television series.
- Nominated for Emmy Award and Writer's Guild award in 1981 for Please Don't Hit Me, Mom
- Supervising producer - Star Trek: The Next Generation 1990-1992
- Co-executive producer - Star Trek: The Next Generation 1992
- Executive producer - Star Trek: The Next Generation 1993-1994
- Writer, producer, and editor - Star Trek: Deep Space 9 (various episodes)
- Co-creator - Star Trek: Voyager
- Made appearance in 1997 movie Trekkies
- Kathryn Janeway, the captain of Voyager was born and raised in Bloomington in the series Star Trek: Voyager.