Elizabeth S. Boylan directs the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s programs on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Higher Education, including programs for the education and professional advancement of underrepresented groups and for the study and improvement of STEM student learning and performance. Dr. Boylan was elected to the Board of Directors of The Teagle Foundation in 2014. She also serves on the Education and Human Resources Advisory Committee at the National Science Foundation. Dr. Boylan came to the Sloan Foundation after 16 years at Barnard College where she served as Provost and Dean of the Faculty and professor of Biological Sciences. Prior to her work at Barnard, Dr. Boylan was associate provost for academic planning and programs at Queens College/CUNY. She was a tenured member of the biology faculty at Queens College and the CUNY Graduate Center. Major external funders of her research include the National Cancer Institute and the American Federation for Aging Research. She has served as a consultant for, among others, the National Cancer Institute’s Breast Cancer Task Force, the American Cancer Society’s Review Committee on Prevention, Diagnosis, and Therapy, the National Science Foundation, the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research, and various scientific journals. She has served on the Commission for Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Leadership Network for International Education of the American Council on Education, and the Advisory Board of Project Kaleidoscope. A specialist in developmental biology and hormonal carcinogenesis, Boylan earned a Ph.D. in zoology/embryology from Cornell University and a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Wellesley College.