Dr. Tiffany F. Boykin is the Assistant Dean of Student Services at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. Dr. Boykin engages in strategic planning and promotes creative ideas that enable the student services department and the college to be more productive, efficient, and continuously improve services. Specifically, she provides leadership, organization, supervision and evaluation of the following departments and programs: assessment, behavior intervention, child care development, emergency funding, health services, sexual abuse education and prevention, supplemental instruction, technology services, and tutoring. She also interprets, articulates, implements and monitors compliance with appropriate laws, regulations, and policies and represents the Division of Learner Support Services on various campus, state, and regional committees.
Prior to her current role, Dr. Boykin was an assistant professor of higher education and held teaching assignments at historically black and community college campuses. She primarily instructed courses in educational research methods, quantitative statistical analysis, student and leadership development, and legal aspects of postsecondary settings. Prior to higher education, Dr. Boykin enjoyed a career in broadcast media.
Dr. Boykin’s research interests have focused on access, participation, and outcomes for racially minoritized students in collegiate settings, as well as intuitional compliance and operations. Specifically, Boykin has examined minority graduate student experiences, the role of historically black colleges and universities, legal aspects of higher education, and legal strategies to maximize special mission institutional success. A noted author and presenter, Dr. Boykin has numerous publications and proceedings to her credit. Some of her research is published in refereed journals such as the Journal of Negro Education and the Journal of Educational Foundations. She has received several awards for her contributions to the profession, including recognition by the American Education Research Association for her efforts in producing scholarship which advances multicultural and multiethnic education, and for her continued commitment to underserved communities.
Dr. Boykin is a member in a variety of professional and civic organizations including the American Association of Community Colleges, National Council on Student Development, Southern Association of College Student Affairs, American College Personnel Association, American Education Research Association, Bar Association of Baltimore City, Council for the Study of Community Colleges, Monumental City Bar Association, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, National Council on Black American Affairs, and Western High School Alumni Association. She also serves as an editorial reviewer for the Journal of College Student Retention and the Journal of Negro Education.
Dr. Boykin earned a BA in Communication from the University of Maryland, College Park, an MS in Communications Management from Towson University, a PhD in Higher Education from Morgan State University, and a JD from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Dr. Boykin resides in Baltimore with her husband, Aram, and children Aram Jr. and Emerson. She enjoys traveling with her family, reading, writing, and when time allows, watching and celebrating her favorite football team. Go Ravens!