2014-15 Faculty Member of the Year Award: Mark Boyer

Mark A. Boyer is a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Director of UConn’s Environmental Studies program, and a Scholar-in-Residence for the Center for Environmental Science and Engineering. This is his twenty-seventh year at UConn. His research areas include global politics, climate change as it links the global to the local, and innovative pedagogy.

Starting July 1, he becomes Executive Director of the International Studies Association, with ISA’s headquarters relocating to UConn from the University of Arizona. He is past editor of International Studies Review (2008-2012) and International Studies Perspectives (2000-2004). He was also a 1992-1993 Pew Faculty Fellow in International Affairs and a 1986-88 SSRC-MacArthur Fellow in International Peace and Security.

As an educator, Mark works closely with students at all levels, including undergraduates and graduate scholars. He appreciates the unique experience of working with Honors students, specifically during their early years. “It’s simply more fun, and more intellectually challenging, to help provide the foundation for future scholarship, intensive learning, and even career development than it is to refine what is already a decided path into the future.”

Mark holds a B.A. in political science from Wittenberg University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland. He is well published in his field.