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Kimberly L. Boyd, PhD

Associate Professor, Biology
Associate Dean for Student Success

After 14 years teaching general physiology, anatomy and physiology, biological evolution, forensic science, and various introductory biology courses for majors and non-majors in the Science Department, Kimberly Boyd, PhD, joined Academic Affairs.

She has served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and, most recently, the Associate Dean for Student Success. 

Her more recent research, in collaboration with Thomas Balshi, Ph.D., D.D.S. (who received an honorary degree from Cabrini College in 2010), Glenn Wolfinger, D.M.D., and Stephen Balshi at Pi Dental Center in Fort Washington, Pa., looks at the short- and long-term impact of smoking on dental implant osseointegration.

She also was a visiting researcher at Princeton University where her work focused on protein methylation as a mechanism to control cell division in normal and cancerous cells.

Boyd earned a Bachelor of Science at The College of New Jersey, and a Doctorate in physiology from The University of Virginia.

She completed postdoctoral work at The University of California, Berkeley, where she studied ion-transport mechanisms controlling muscle contraction and gastric-acid secretion.

Areas of Expertise

  • Factors influencing dental implant osseointegration (specifically smoking), biology, health and the human body
  • Student success, first-year advising

Publications

  • M. Harrison, D. Dunbar, L. Ratmansky, K. L. Boyd, and D. Lopatto, Classroom-based Science Research at the Introductory level: Changes in Career Choices and Attitudes, CBE-Life Science Education, 10:279-286, 2011.
  • P. Rumpp, K. L. Boyd, and J. M. Smith, Preservice Teachers Master Performance-based Assessment in a Combined Science Content and Pedagogy Course, NSTA J., 2005.
  • P. Rumpp, K. L. Boyd, and J. M. Smith, Inquiry Based Preservice Science Teacher Training, NSTA J., 17, 2004.
  • K. L. Boyd et al., PRAXIS Sciences: Constructed-Response Tests Study Guide, ETS Publishing, 2003.
  • K. L. Boyd, J. M. Smith, and H. H. Wingerd, Preparing Elementary Teachers to Teach a Standards-Based, Integrative Science Curriculum, NSTA J., 16, 2003.
  • K. L. Boyd et al., PRAXIS Sciences: Content Knowledge Study Guide, ETS Publishing, 2002.
  • H. H. Wingerd, K. L. Boyd, and J. M. Smith, Improving the Undergraduate Preparation of Elementary Teachers to Teach a Standards-based Science Curriculum, PACTE J., 6, 2002.
  • C. O’Connell, K. Boyd, J. Smith, S. Frechie, and H. Halbert, First-Year Advising and Career Development: A Discussion of the Major-Specific College Seminar, NACADA J., 25, 2002.
  • Wu, J., Tolstykh, T., Lee, J., Boyd, K., Stock, J. and Broach, J., Carboxyl Methylation of the Protein Phosphatase 2A Catalytic Subunit Promotes its Functional Association with the Regulatory Subunit in vivo, EMBO, 19:5672-5681, 2000.
  • C. A. Phillips and K. L. Boyd, Molecular cloning and differential gene expression of PP2A regulators in normal and cancerous human tissues, Molecular Biology Symposium, Princeton University, 1999.
  • K. L. Boyd and J.G. Forte, Primary Culture of Isolated Gastric Glands as a Model for Gastric Cell Function, FASEB J., 8:566a, 1994.
  • D. Chow, K. L. Boyd and J. G. Forte, Effects of Glycosylation Inhibitors on the Expression of the -subunit of the H+,K+-ATPase in LLC-pK1 cells, FASEB J., 8:387a, 1994.
  • A. Thibodeau, R. Kuo, K. L. Boyd, J. Crothers, X. Yao, and J. G. Forte, Gastric Cells Differ from Gastric Glands by their Secretory Activities, FASEB J., 8:565a, 1994.
  • D. B. Luckie, V. Lemas, K. L. Boyd, D. M. Fambrough, and K. Takeyasu, Molecular Dissection of Functional Domains of the E1-E2 ATPases using Sodium and Calcium Pump Chimeric Molecules, Biophys. J., 62:227-234, 1992.
  • D. B. Luckie, K. L. Boyd, G. Inesi and K. Takeyasu, Calcium Selective Regions of Sodium and Calcium Pump Chimeric Molecules, Biophys. J., 61:119a, 1992.
  • D. B. Luckie, K. L. Boyd and K. Takeyasu, Ouabain and Calcium sensitive ATPase activity of Chimerical Sodium and Calcium Pump Molecules, FEBS Let., 281:231-234, 1991.
  • K. L. Boyd, Q. Xu, and C. P. Weis, Influence of the 53kDa Glycoprotein on the Cooperativity of the Ca2+-ATPase of the Sarcoplasmic Reticulum, Biochim, Biophys. Acta. – Biomembranes, 1064:49-54, 1991.
  • K. L. Boyd, A. Mizushima and H. Kutchai, Molecular Cloning of the S.R. 53kDa Glycoprotein in Brain, Biophys. J., 59:248a, 1991.
  • D. B. Luckie, K. L. Boyd, A. Mizushima, Z. Shao, A. P. Somlyo and K. Takeyasu, Identification of Ouabain- binding and Ca-stimulation Domains in Sodium and Calcium Pump Chimeric molecules, The Sodium Pump-Recent Developments, Rockefeller Univ. Press, NY, 1991.
  • K. Takeyasu, A. Mizushima, D. B. Luckie and K. L. Boyd, Stable Expression of Mutant Na+,K+-ATPases, Biophys. J., 57:352a, 1990.
  • D. B. Luckie, K. L. Boyd, A. Mizushima, Z. Shao, A. P. Somlyo and K. Takeyasu, Functional Expression of Na- pump and Ca-pump Chimeric Molecules. J. Gen. Physiol., 96:229a, 1990.
  • K. L. Boyd, Q.Xu, C. P. Weis and H. Kutchai, Influence of the 53kDa glycoprotein on Cooperative Behavior of the S.R. Ca2+-ATPase, Biophys. J., 55:481a, 1989.

Presentations

  • Workshop Facilitator – Classroom Performance Tasks for High School Science Classrooms, Montgomery County Science Teachers Association, PA, 2013.
  • Workshop Facilitator – CLA Academy 101: Introduction to Performance Tasks, University of Illinois, IL, 2013.
  • Workshop Facilitator – CLA Academy 101: Introduction to Performance Tasks, Delaware State University -
  • Dover, DE, 2012.
  • Workshop Facilitator – CLA Academy 101: Introduction to Performance Tasks, Auburn University, AL, 2012.
  • L. Ratmansky and K. L. Boyd, Creating a Culture of Excellence for At-Risk First-Year Students, National Association for Developmental Education National Meeting, Orlando, FL, February 22-25, 2012.
  • M. Chun, K. L. Boyd, D. Kulmala, and E. McEneaney, Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum, Association of American Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 25-28, 2012.
  • Workshop Facilitator – CLA Academy 101: Introduction to Performance Tasks, Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI, 2011.
  • M. Chun and K. L. Boyd, A Little Academically Adrift: And Night Is Coming Down! Using Performance Tasks to Align Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, The 31st Annual International Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH, November 17-20, 2011.
  • Workshop Co-Facilitator – M. Chun and K. L. Boyd, CLA Academy 101: Introduction to Performance Tasks, Oahu School District, Oahu, HI, 2011.
  • Workshop Facilitator – CLA Academy 101: Introduction to Performance Tasks, Auburn University, Auburn, AL, 2011.
  • M. Chun and K. L. Boyd, Using Performance Tasks to Connect Teaching, Learning and Assessment, The 30th Annual International Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Oxford, OH, November 18-21, 2010.
  • M. Chun and K. L. Boyd, Developing Critical Thinking Performance Tasks, The 2009 Assessment Institute, Indianapolis, ID, October 25-27, 2009.
  • K. L. Boyd, Moving Past Memorization – Using Performance-Based Assessments to Promote Critical Thinking in First-Year Students, International Conference on the First-Year Experience, Montreal, Canada, July 20- 23, 2009.
  • M. Chun and K. L. Boyd, Using Critical Thinking Performance Tasks to Promote Student Learning, International Assessment and Retention Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 10-13, 2009.
  • Invited Speaker – Using Performance-Based Assessments to Promote Critical Thinking in First-Year Students (Web conference), College of the Marshall Islands, Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands, 2009.
  • Invited Speaker – K. L. Boyd and L. Ratmansky, Using CLA in the Classroom to Enhance Student Learning, College of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD, 2009
  • K. L. Boyd, Using Performance-Based Assessments to Promote Critical Thinking in First-Year Students, National Conference on the First-Year Experience, Orlando, FL, 2009.
  • Invited Speaker – M. Chun, E. Hong, and K.L. Boyd, Introducing Content and Authentic Assessment into the classroom using Performance Tasks; CLA in the Classroom meeting / Arizona State University, Council for Aid to Education, Tempe, AZ, 2008.
  • Invited Speaker – M. Chun, E. Hong, and K. L. Boyd, CLA in the Classroom, Systematic Improvement in Student Learning, Teagle Foundation Conference, Durham, NC, 2008.
  • Invited Speaker – CLA in the Classroom, Webinar, Council for Aid to Education, 2008.
  • M. Chun, K. L. Boyd, C. McCormick and L. Ratmansky, CLA in the Classroom – A Case Study: Cabrini College, CIC/CLA Consortium Meeting, The Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC, 2008.
  • C. McCormick, K. L. Boyd and L. Ratmansky, Structuring Opportunities for Innovation: Bringing the [CLA] into a Campus Community, CIC/CLA Consortium Meeting, The Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC, 2008.
  • J. Buzydlowski,, M.E. Hallion, K. L. Boyd, and B. Scelzo, Fostering Academic Integrity by Moving Past the Penalties - Trust, but Verify, Research: Teaching, Technology, and Integrity Conference, SEPCHE, Philadelphia, PA 2007.

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