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Terri Boyer

Dr. Terri Boyer, Founding Director

Terri Boyer, EdD, ’95 CLAS has been appointed as the founding director of the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership and an associate professor of Education and Counseling, effective July 31. An innovative leader in economic and social equity for women, Dr. Boyer previously served as executive director of the Center for Women and Work and as an assistant research professor at Rutgers University.

Dr. Boyer is an accomplished author who has published widely on educational and workforce equity, institutional reform for equity, women’s education and leadership, the effectiveness of equity programs, and assessment and teacher training. She is a skilled researcher who has secured substantial federal, state and private grant funds to support critical work on the issues of the advancement of women and gender equity. Known as an outstanding professor, Dr. Boyer has taught classes on working women in America, work-life balance, leadership development, youth and work, and career planning and development.

Dr. Boyer holds a doctorate in Education and a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from the University of Alabama. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Villanova, and she received the Medallion of Excellence from the Department of Education and Counseling the year she graduated.

View Dr. Boyer's media expert profile to see her latest news interviews and media areas of expertise. Dr. Boyer can be reached at

Danielle DeWeese

Danielle Ross, Assistant Director

Danielle Ross, MA, joined the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership as its Assistant Director in summer 2018. Her commitment to social equality and advocating for more inclusive models of leadership have guided her work over the last decade, first in corporate marketing and now as a higher education professional.

After receiving a BSBA in Marketing at the University of Arizona, Danielle spent four years at Questex Media Group, a global multimedia and event firm in New York City working in client relations, data analytics, and event management. Recognizing her passion for working in higher education, Danielle then received her Masters of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Connecticut where she specialized in facilitating high-impact leadership development initiatives and conducted research around the experience of students of color in campus involvement.

She most recently served as the Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership at Drexel University where she received recognition for her work in developing student-centered leadership programs and expanding service learning opportunities on and off campus. Danielle can be reached at

Priscilla Futema, Administration Assistant

Idol Family Fellows

Nadia E. Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana American Studies
Purdue University

Camille D. Burge, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Political Science
Villanova University

Student Affiliate Fellows

Danielle Burns (M.A. in Political Science, '21)
Gia Beaton
(B.A. in Political Science, '20)

Women's Leadership Diaires Student Editors

Kathleen Connor (CLAS '20)
Elena Rouse (CLAS '22)