Ayesha Boyce

Educational Research Methodology (ERM) Department

Adjunct Associate Professor
Email: ayesha.boyce@uncg.edu

Research Interest

  • Program evaluation theory and practice
  • Values-engaged educative, culturally responsive, and mixed methods research and evaluation
  • STEM and multi-site program evaluation


  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A., Research Psychology, California State University, Long Beach
  • B.S., Psychology, Arizona State University


Boyce is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Research Methodology at UNCG, and an Associate Professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University. She also co-directs the STEM Program Evaluation Lab. 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. She has evaluated more than 50 programs funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), US Department of Education, National Institutes of Health, and Spencer and Teagle foundations. She is currently the external evaluator for six NSF-funded projects and has been a Co-Principal Investigator on four NSF-funded projects. Boyce is a 2019 American Evaluation Association Marcia Guttentag Promising New Evaluator Award receipt 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.