Ginny Jones Boss, Ph.D.


Dr. Boss' research and practice is aimed at amplifying the ways scholars of color, particularly women and students, are interfacing with and transforming higher education through their active engagement on their campuses. She specializes in the areas of teaching and learning; theory-to-practice; and equity, diversity, and inclusion in student affairs and higher education. She teaches across the Student Affairs Leadership(SAL) and College Student Affairs Administration (CSAA) doctoral programs as well as the CSAA master’s program.


  • Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity in Higher Education
  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Career-long Scholarship Engagement of Student Affairs Professionals


  •  Ph.D. in College Student Affairs Administration
    University of Georgia
  •  M.A. in Mental Health Counseling
    Asbury Theological Seminary
  •  B.A. in Communication Studies
    Georgia Southern University



NASPA Region III Research Grant



  • Boss, G., Porter, C. J., & Davis, T. J. (2021).
  • Journal of the Professoriate
  • Boss, G., Porter, C. J., Davis, T. J., & Moore, C. M. (2021).
  • Journal of African American Women and Girls in Education
  • Aguilar-Smith, S. and Flores, A. with Flores Lopez, D., Hall, K., Lambaren Sanchez, C. A., Lopez, S. L., Pajaro, K., Rosas, O., George Mwangi, C.A., Gonzales, L.D., Boss, G.J., Marquez Kiyama, J., Martinez, E., & Satterfield, J.W. (2020)
  • About Campus
  • Porter, C. J., Moore, C. M., Boss, G. J., Davis, T. J., & Louis, D. A. (2020)
  • Journal of Higher Education
  • Yao, C., Boss, G. (2019).
  • Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education
  • Boss, G., Karunaratne, N., Huang, C., Beavers, A., Pegram-Floyd, V., & Tullos, K. (2019).
  • Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education
  • Boss, G., Linder, C., Martin, J. A., Dean, S. R., Fitzer, J. R. (2018).
  • Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice
  • Boss, G. J., & Linder, C. (2016)
  • International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Book Chapters

  • Boss, G. J., & Bravo, N. (2021)
  • Creating sustainable careers in student affairs: What ideal worker norms get wrong and how to make it right. Stylus.
  • Boss, G. (2020)
  • Handbook of Teaching with Technology in Management, Leadership, and Business (pp. 337-346). EdwardElgar.
  • Boss, G., Davis, T. J., Porter, C. J., Moore, C. M. (2019)
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity in Contemporary Higher Education (pp. 211-225). IGI Global.
  • Dean, L. A., & Jones, G. M. (2014)
  • Advancing higher education as a field of study: In quest of doctoral degree guidelines / Commemorating 120 years of excellence. Stylus.

Awards and Accolades

Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity

University College Kennesaw State University, 2019

Junior Faculty Fellow, AAUP Kennesaw State Chapter

Kennesaw State University, 2017

Nevitt Sanford Award

ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation, 2014

Miller/Winston Research Award (CSAA)

University of Georgia, 2013