Dr. Kathryn Boys, Associate Professor and Department Extension Leader, is among the 2020-2021 cohort who earned the title of University Faculty Scholar. The Provost’s Office oversees the University Faculty Scholars Program, which was established by Chancellor Randy Woodson in 2012. The program recognizes and rewards emerging academic leaders who demonstrate significant achievement.
Each year, approximately twenty tenured or tenure-track faculty scholars are identified to receive this honor. Faculty members selected as University Faculty Scholars carry the title for the duration of their faculty appointment at NC State and receive an increase to their base salary.
Kathryn earned her PhD from Purdue University, and completed earlier studies at the University of Guelph (Canada), and has previously held faculty positions at Clemson University and Virginia Tech. Kathryn conducts research on international trade, food supply chains, local food systems, and food safety issues. Her work has appeared in various journals including the flagship journals of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, the major professional association of her profession. Her research has been funded by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA), USDA ERS, USDA AMS, and other funding agencies.