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Beth Boehm

Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies and Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs

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Beth Boehm received her B.A. from Georgetown University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the Ohio State University. She joined the University of Louisville faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1987 and was promoted to Professor of English in 2005; she served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in SIGS beginning in 2008 and Associate Provost for Faculty Personnel in 2009. In 2011, Beth Boehm accepted the positions of Vice Provost for Graduate Affairs, and after serving as Interim Dean from 2009-2012, she became the Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies in 2012.

Boehm’s research and teaching cross three different areas of English studies: Modern British literature; narrative studies; and rhetoric, composition and pedagogy.  She regularly teaches first-year composition, undergraduate literary surveys and special topic courses, and graduate courses in narrative, rhetoric, contemporary British literature and teaching literature.  Recently, she has turned her attention to issues in higher education, particularly those affecting graduate education.  Along with graduate research assistants and staff in SIGS, she is the author of the PLAN, a program of professional development for graduate students from different disciplines.

Boehm is the recipient of two A&S Distinguished Teaching Awards as well as the University Distinguished Teaching Award; she has also been awarded the University Distinguished Service Award. Boehm served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Faculty Senate, and has served on the University of Louisville Athletic Association Board and on the Board of Trustees