Dr. Terri Boyer is assistant professor at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) and Executive Director of SMLR's Center for Women and Work, an innovative leader in research, education, and programs that promote economic and social equity for women workers, their families, and their communities.
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 Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration from Alabama, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from Villanova University, where she also received the Villanova Medallion for Excellence in Education.
Her areas of expertise include equity in education and career development; women's leadership and advancement in the workplace; women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and nontraditional careers; access and success of special populations in Career and Technical Education (CTE); and work-life issues. Her passion for these topics has only intensified since becoming a mother of two girls, now aged 6 and 3.
She has worked with many institutions on leadership and professional development, with a focus on leadership through institutional change. She has developed nationally-replicated models for institutional change for equity, as well as multiple leadership training and professional development programs for both educators and corporate partners, including SMLR’s Leadership Development for Early Career Women
, in partnership with Rutgers Executive and Professional Education.
She has published articles and facilitated numerous workshops and presentations both locally and nationally on these topics. She also currently serves as the President of the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity (NAPE).
Before coming to Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, Dr. Boyer worked at the Education Development Center, Inc. in Newton, Massachusetts as Director of Technical Assistance for the U.S. Education Department's Women's Educational Equity Act (WEEA) Resource Center, and Research Associate at its Gender, Diversities and Technology 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.