Dean, School of New Resources
Elza Dinwiddie-Boyd came to The College of New Rochelle New York Theological Seminary Campus in September 1981 as an adjunct faculty member in the writing program. In 1985 she was appointed to the instructional staff, the School of New Resources' non-traditional faculty. In 2000, Ms. Dinwiddie-Boyd was appointed Director of the Rosa Parks Campus of the School of New Resources. Named acting Dean of the School of New Resources in 2001, she was formally appointed Dean in February 2002.
In 2002, Ms. Dinwiddie-Boyd represented the School of New Resources at an international research project on Women’s Learning Needs and Practices developed by the National Women’s Education Centre (NWEC) and funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education. She recently participated in a CAEL (Council for Adult Experiential Learning) conference in which she and several members of the SNR staff presented on “The Experiential Curriculum: From Theory to Practice.”
Prior to coming to The College of New Rochelle, Ms. Dinwiddie-Boyd was a member of the founding team of Wayne State University’s groundbreaking Community Extension Centers, an academic program designed to serve adult learners. After receiving her undergraduate degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, she served as Assistant Director of the Community Extension Centers for nine years while earning her master's of education at Wayne State University. She has also done post-master's work in the field of linguistics.
Ms. Dinwiddie-Boyd is the author of seven non-fiction books including In Our Own Words: a Treasury of Quotations from the African American Community
and Proud Heritage: 11,001 Names for Your African-American Baby