Dr. Ayesha Boyce (Educational Research Methodology, School of Education) is being awarded the American Evaluation Association 2019 Marcia Guttentag Promising New Evaluator Award. This award, which she will receive at this year’s American Evaluation Association (AEA) Conference Nov. 12–16 in Minneapolis, is presented to a promising new evaluator during the first five years after completion of his or her Master’s or Doctoral degree and whose work is consistent with the AEA Guiding Principles for Evaluator. Boyce, a 2019 UNCG School of Education Distinguished Researcher Scholar awardee, was selected for her demonstrated promise in early notable and substantial accomplishments.
Boyce is an assistant professor of Educational Research Methodology, and co-directs the UNCG Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services. Boyce’s research focuses on attending to value stances and issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, access, cultural responsiveness, and social justice within evaluation—especially multi-site, STEM, and contexts with historically marginalized populations. She also examines teaching, mentoring, and learning in evaluation. Dr. Boyce has evaluated over 40 programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), US Department of Education, National Institutes of Health, and Spencer and Teagle foundations. She is a Co-PI on the recently funded 1 million-dollar NSF grant, Spartans ADVANCE: Adaptations of Practices For Faculty Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at The UNCG.