Profile: Teresa Boyer

Assistant Professor / Executive Director, Education and Workforce Development Research


Dr. Terri Boyer is Assistant Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Women and Work, an innovative leader in research and programs that promote gender equity, a high-skill economy, and reconciliation of work and well-being for all.

Her research interests focus on the interactions of gender and experience in education and training programs, and how these affect success and career development, particularly for girls and women’s experiences studying and working in nontraditional  roles and fields. She holds a Doctorate in Education from The University of Alabama, a Masters in Higher Education Administration from Alabama, and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Villanova University, where she also received the Villanova Medallion for Excellence in Education.

Her areas of expertise include gender equity in education and career development, including classroom interactions, Title IX, women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), nontraditional careers, sexual harassment, and gendered violence.

She has facilitated numerous workshops and presentations both locally and nationally on these topics. Her service positions include seats on several advisory councils, including the NJ Department of Education’s Career and Technical Education Advisory board, and is an elected member of the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE). She is also active in her local Habitat for Humanity chapter, the Millstone Basin Authority.

Before coming to the Center for Women and Work, Dr. Boyer worked at the Education Development Center, Inc. in Newton, MA as Director of Technical Assistance for the U.S Department of Education’s Women’s Educational Equity Act (WEEA) Resource Center, and Research Associate at its Gender and Diversities Institute. She also served as the Director of Pre-College and Undergraduate Programs at the Douglass Project for Rutgers Women in Math, Science and Engineering, an NSF award-winning program at Douglass College. Other positions she has held include Program Coordinator of the Women’s Resource Center, and Career Development Assistant at the University of Alabama.

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