Boyle Wins Distinguished Teaching Award

Frank Boyle, PhD, has won the 2016 Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Humanities. The award was presented at the Arts and Sciences Faculty Day on Friday, February 5.

Rev. Robert Grimes, SJ, Dean of Fordham College at Lincoln Center, hailed Boyle as a “deeply committed advocate for his students.”

During his time at Fordham, Boyle has developed educational programs to engage students, encouraging them to learn and have fun at the same time. “The all-night readings with students of Milton’s Paradise Lost became a hallmark of the College at Lincoln Center,” said Grimes.

Originally from the Midwest, Boyle earned his BA from Columbia University. After teaching English in China for a year, Boyle went on to earn a PhD from Trinity College in Dublin.

Boyle joined the Fordham community in 1989. He founded Poets Out Loud, Fordham’s acclaimed poetry series, and for several years he chaired Fordham’s English department. Currently, he serves as the director of the Fordham College at Lincoln Center Honors program.

Boyle’s skills extend beyond the academic world. “A man of many talents, he even built the furniture for his Fordham office!” said Grimes.

The English department congratulates Dr. Boyle!