Dr. Ayesha Boyce has evaluated more than 50 programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institutes of Health, and the Spencer and Teagle foundations. She has been a Co-Principal Investigator on four NSF-funded projects. Dr. Boyce is currently an associate professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University. She also co-directs the STEM Program Evaluation Lab and is the external evaluator for six NSF-funded projects. Dr. Boyce’s scholarship 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 is a 2019 American Evaluation Association Marcia Guttentag Promising New Evaluator Award recipient and a 2019 UNC Greensboro School of Education Distinguished Research Scholar Award recipient. In her teaching and mentorship, Boyce encourages students to develop a strong methodological foundation, conduct studies based on democratic principles, and promote equity, fairness, inclusivity, and diversity.