Dr. Tiffany Fountaine Boykin is Dean of Student Engagement at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland. Dr. Boykin provides leadership, vision, innovation, and strategic direction for programs and activities that support student belonging, development, leadership, and wellness. In addition, Dr. Boykin interprets, articulates, and implements institutional compliance with appropriate federal and state laws, regulations, and policies. She is also an adjunct professor in the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program at Morgan State University where she primarily instructs courses in research methods, student development, and legal aspects of higher education.
Dr. Boykin’s research examines success and participation for Black students in postsecondary settings, the role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and legal aspects of higher education. A noted author and presenter, Dr. Boykin has numerous publications and proceedings to her credit including publications in refereed journals such as the Community College Journal of Research and Practice and the Journal of Negro Education. Dr. Boykin is a member of many professional and civic organizations. She currently serves as the Director of Legal Counsel for the Center for African American Research and Policy and as an editorial reviewer for the Journal of College Student Retention and the Journal of Negro Education. In addition, she was recently appointed to the Melvin C. Terrell Educational Foundation Board, Inc.
Dr. Boykin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Maryland, College Park, a Master of Science in Communications Management from Towson University, a Doctorate in Higher Education from Morgan State University, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law. She is principal attorney at Boykin Legal Solutions, LLC and is licensed to practice law in Maryland state courts and United States District Court for the District of Maryland. 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!