Janet Boyce, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Janet Boyce is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education. Dr. Boyce teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs specializing in literacy, language arts, and educational research. She presents regularly at local and national conferences such as the International Reading Association, Mid-South Educational Research Association, and the Association for Childhood Education International. Her research interests include issues of literacy and the struggling reader as well as teacher education and teacher dispositions. She has had articles published in the international journal of Childhood Education and national journals such as Dimensions of Early Childhood, and Polymer Reviews. Prior to earning her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading at the University of Southern Mississippi, Dr. Boyce taught nine years in elementary school and an additional eight years teaching literacy on special contract which included opportunities in inner city schools, rural Alaska, and the Navajo reservation. She also taught two years in the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education at California State University, Fullerton immediately following her graduation.