Chloe Bolyard

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Assistant Professor
Childhood Education and Family Studies

Academic Interests

  • Elementary teacher experiences and practices
  • Culturally responsive teaching

Top Scholarly Accomplishments

  • Bolyard, C. (2016). "Paradox and Possibility: Interacting with Slavin’s (1983) Cooperative Learning."
  • Book chapter in T. Poetter, K. Waldrop, C. Bolyard, V. Bell-Robinson (Eds.), "Curriculum Windows: What Curriculum Theorists of the 1980s Can Teach Us About Schools and Society Today." Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Bolyard, C. (2015). "Test-Based Teacher Evaluations:  Accountability vs. Responsibility.  2015 Philosophical Studies in Education" (46), pp. 73-82.

Previous Experience

  • 2016-2017: Adjunct Instructor, Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri: Undergraduate courses taught (seated):  Methods of Teaching Elementary Math; Educational Psychology; Student Teaching Seminar; Techniques and Strategies in Classroom Management
  • 2015-2016: Dissertation Scholar, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio: Recipient of full-time EDL scholarship recognizing excellence in dissertation research
  • 2014-2015: Instructor, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio:  Undergraduate course taught (seated): Teacher Leadership, Middle Childhood and Special Education Section
  • 2009-2013: Third Grade Teacher, Jeffries Elementary, Springfield Public Schools (SPS), Missouri 


Greenville, OH


  • SCUBA diving
  • Hiking
  • Traveling
  • Playing with my golden retriever

Future Goals and Aspirations

I hope to contribute to the field of education through service and research. I look forward to making MSU home and hopefully earning tenure!

Life Outside the University

My husband and I are expecting our first child in October, and we can't wait to take her on adventures to national parks and beyond!