Janet Boyd

Interim Associate Dean, University College Associate Professor of English Literature Director, School of the Humanities Interim Director,  Department of Literature, Language, Writing, and Humanities



  • Introduction to Composition Composition I
  • Rhetoric and Inquiry Composition II
  • Research and Argument
  • English Grammar Modernism


  • First-year writing
  • English language and grammar
  • American literature
  • Interdisciplinary Modernism
  • Academic support services
  • Writing centers
  • International student support


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

Academic Profile

Dr. Boyd has published in the Journal of Basic Writing, Academic Exchange Quarterly, Writing Spaces Volume 2, and Sound Instruction. She is the editor of the Gertrude Stein chapter in the Poetry Criticism series (Gale/Cengage). She co-edited with Sharon J. Kirsch. Ph.D., a volume of collected essays called Primary Stein: Returning to the Writing of Gertrude Stein (2014). She and Kirsch serve as editors 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. She is currently working on an edited collection with Mutiara Mohamad, EdD, for Routledge on best practices in support services for international students.

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