Janet Boyd

Janet Boyd

Interim Dean, Becton College; Associate Professor
Department of Literature, Language, Writing, and Humanities



  • Rhetoric and Inquiry
  • Research and Argument
  • English Language and Grammar
  • Modernism


  • Academic support services
  • International student support
  • Writing centers
  • Composition and rhetoric
  • American literature
  • Interdisciplinary Modernism


  • BA, Rutgers College
  • MA, PhD, Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Academic Profile

Dr. Boyd became an associate professor of English in 2014 when she also became Chair of the School of the Humanities. Shortly thereafter, she added to her administrative responsibilities interim Associate Dean of University College and interim Chair of the School of Art and Media Studies. She became Associate Dean of Becton College in 2020 and currently serves as the college’s interim Dean. 

Dr. Boyd is keenly interested in how academic and campus support services work to both foster student success and create a sense of belonging. She has published several articles on the subject, and her most recent publication is a volume of collected essays entitled International Student Support and Engagement in Higher Education (Routledge, 2023), which she co-edited with Mutiara Mohamad, Ed.D. Boyd also serves as a general editor with Sharon J. Kirsch, Ph.D. for Innovation and Activism in American Women’s Writing, a book series that focuses on writing by women who have sought to critique or transform their communities, countries, cultures, identities, or aesthetics. In 2014, they co-edited Primary Stein: Returning to the Writing of Gertrude Stein together.

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