Ayesha Boyce

Dr. Ayesha S. Boyce is an evaluation teacher, scholar, and practitioner. Before pursuing her PhD, she was an education research associate (evaluator) for the Arizona Department of Education. Dr. Boyce is now an Assistant Professor of Educational Research Methodology and Co-Director of the Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Services at UNC Greensboro. Her research focuses on attending to value stances and issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, access, cultural responsiveness, and social justice in evaluation—especially multi-site, STEM, and contexts with historically marginalized populations. She also examines teaching, mentoring, and learning in evaluation. She has evaluated more than 45 programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Education, National Institutes of Health, and Spencer and Teagle foundations. She is the external evaluator for five NSF-funded projects and a Co-Principal Investigator on four NSF-funded projects. Dr. Boyce is the outgoing chair of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) Multiethnic Issues in Evaluation Topical Interest Group. She is a 2019 AEA Marcia Guttentag Award early career awardee and a 2019 UNCG School of Education Distinguished Research Scholar Award recipient.


Equity-Focused and Culturally Responsive Evaluation 
Evaluation Planning-Setting the Stage for Successful Evaluations