Jane Boyland

Associate Professor in the International Hotel School

Johnson & Wales University


Full Biography

Jane Boyland is an Associate Professor in the International Hotel School at Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI and has been an active participant in the university’s internationalization efforts for over 15 years.  During her tenure as department chair, Boyland saw international student enrollment increase in her department from 10% to 33%.  She participated in JWU’s China Program in which 12 members of the university community were sent to China for 2 weeks in order to learn more about the culture and educational system of the country and was charged with developing and delivering educational programs to faculty and staff in order to better understand, serve and integrate the university’s large Chinese student population.  Recently, Boyland designed a required course which has an embedded one week international experience as it is her department’s goal that 100% of its students will have at least one international experience prior to graduation. She has been a member of the university’s Global Learning Committee since its inception and as a member has worked on projects to institute a Global Learning Distinction for students upon graduation and measurements for the university’s global and community citizenship outcome.  Boyland is co-chair of the JWU Goes Global Committee and is responsible for planning and executing programs providing educational and co-curricular international and cultural programming throughout the university’s four campuses.  She has lead student summer study abroad programs since 2000 and has taught abroad in both Europe and Mexico.  Boyland is currently a PhD. candidate at Iowa State University and the focus of her research is on international students and improving their career persistence.