Elizabeth Boylan

Provost & Dean of the Faculty Emeritus at Columbia University - Barnard College

Elizabeth Boylan

Elizabeth Boylan

Provost & Dean of the Faculty Emeritus at Columbia University - Barnard College

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Elizabeth Boylan
Program Director
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Elizabeth S. Boylan directs the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s programs on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Higher Education, including programs for the education and professional advancement of underrepresented groups and for the study and improvement of STEM student learning and performance. Dr. Boylan was elected to the Board of Directors of The Teagle Foundation in 2014. She also serves on the Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Boylan came to the Sloan Foundation after 16 years at Barnard College where she served as Provost and Dean of the Faculty and professor of Biological Sciences. Prior to her work at Barnard, Dr. Boylan was associate provost for academic planning and programs at Queens College/CUNY. She was a tenured member of the biology faculty at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Major external funders of her research include the National Cancer Institute and the American Federation for Aging Research. She has served as a consultant for, among others, the National Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Task Force, the American Cancer Society’s Review Committee on Prevention, Diagnosis, and Therapy, the National Science Foundation, the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research, and various scientific journals. She has served on the Commission for Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Leadership Network for International Education of the American Council on Education, and the Advisory Board of Project Kaleidoscope. A specialist in developmental biology and hormonal carcinogenesis, Boylan earned a Ph.D. in zoology/embryology from Cornell University and a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Wellesley College.

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Columbia University - Barnard College

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Director, American Studies at Columbia University

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President at Macalester College

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Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel & Chief of Staff to the President at Columbia University - Barnard College

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Claire Tow Professor of Political Science & Director of the Harriman Institute for the Study of Russia, Eurasia & Eastern Europe Website, Www.Alexanderacooley.com, Political Science at Columbia University - Barnard College

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Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Bryn Mawr College

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Clare Tow & Ann Whitney Olin Professor, Department of Africana Studies Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies at Columbia University - Barnard College

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President & Owner at Teagle Management, Inc.

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Former Vice Chairman at Lehman Brothers, Inc.

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Elizabeth Boylan
Provost & Dean of the Faculty Emeritus at Columbia University - Barnard College
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AB in Biological Sciences

Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years—women who are committed to making a difference. A Transformative Educational Experience Every year, some 2,400 of the world’s top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield—whether in their own communities or on the world stage—is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley’s lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty—often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the “real world” in its graduates, in terms of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest. The “Full-Engagement” Advantage Wellesley’s full-engagement academic philosophy extends to the running of the College itself. The student voice is central to decision-making here; students serve on major committees of the Board of Trustees, participate in faculty search, and contribute to strategic planning. Students participate in a wide range of extracurricular projects: The College and its surrounding community and the greater Boston area offer hundreds of internships, advocacy projects, and the rare advantages of being a vital member of the single largest academic “hotspot” in the country. Expected to be fully engaged while at Wellesley, students carry this sense of purposeful involvement and personal commitment throughout life. It is the signal mark of a Wellesley woman. A Widely Envied Campus Environment The sheer sense of scale of the breathtaking natural environment, in which buildings are thoughtfully sited, distinguish Wellesley’s physical setting in the classically New England town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. Home to leading institutions such as the Albright Institute, the Knapp Social Science Center, the Davis Museum, The Newhouse Center for the Humanities, and the world-renowned Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley’s resources are a magnet not only for the surrounding community and metropolitan area; they attract attention—and scholars—from around the world. Commitment to Women Everything about Wellesley College bespeaks its commitment to women, and to providing them with an unexcelled educational experience that honors and cultivates not only what is best about each of them, and their own potential, but about what women offer our world.

PhD in Zoology

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, they have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

Career History
Provost & Dean of the Faculty Emeritus
Current

Since its founding in 1889, Barnard has been a distinguished leader in higher education, offering a rigorous liberal arts foundation to young women whose curiosity, drive, and exuberance set them apart. Ours is a diverse intellectual community in a unique learning environment that provides the best of all worlds: small, intimate classes in a collaborative liberal arts setting dedicated to the advancement of women with the vast resources of Columbia University just steps away—in the heart of vibrant and electric New York City.

Program Director
2011 - Current

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation believes that a carefully reasoned and systematic understanding of the forces of nature and society, when applied inventively and wisely, can lead to a better world for all. The Foundation makes grants to support original research and broad-based education related to science, technology, and economic performance; and to improve the quality of American life. Though founded in 1934 by Alfred P. Sloan Jr., then-President and CEO of General Motors, the Foundation is an independent entity and has no formal relationship with the General Motors Corporation. The Foundation is unique in its focus on science, technology, and economic institutions. It believes the scholars and practitioners who work in these fields are chief drivers of the nation’s health and prosperity. In each grant program, the Foundation seeks proposals for original projects led by outstanding individuals or teams. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation is interested in projects that it expects will result in a strong benefit to society, and for which funding from the private sector, the government, or other foundations is not widely available.

Associate Provost for Academic Planning & Programs
Prior

Queens College is a part of the City University of New York, the third largest university system in the United States, in terms of enrollment. CUNY graduates include 12 Nobel laureates, a U.S. Secretary of State, a Supreme Court Justice, several mayors, members of Congress, state legislators, scientists and artists. Queens College, located in Kew Gardens Hills in the borough of Queens in New York City, is one of the senior colleges of the City University of New York. It is also the fifth oldest of the City University's twenty-three institutions of higher learning. The college's seventy seven acre campus is located in the heart of the borough, along Kissena Boulevard. Queens College opened in 1937 and has become one of CUNY's largest senior colleges.

Boards & Committees
Political Donations
$50
2018

EMILY's List is a political action committee (PAC) in the United States that aims to help elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates to office. It was founded by Ellen Malcolm in 1984. The name EMILY's List is an acronym for "Early Money Is Like Yeast" (i.e., it raises dough).

$375
2018

EMILY's List is a political action committee (PAC) in the United States that aims to help elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates to office. It was founded by Ellen Malcolm in 1984. The name EMILY's List is an acronym for "Early Money Is Like Yeast" (i.e., it raises dough).

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2016

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