Nancy Boxill Ph.D.

Public Policy & Social Change | Martin Luther King Jr. Studies Faculty

Nancy Boxill

Dr. Boxill has served as a member of the graduate faculty at Union Institute and University for more than 20 years. She is currently a part-time faculty member in the Public Policy and Social Change program. Additionally, Dr. Boxill serves as the founding program coordinator of the Martin Luther King specialization offered in the doctoral program. Dr. Boxill teaches courses in women’s leadership and policy, program evaluation, Martin Luther King integrative seminar, and the MLK internship.

A career in higher education reflects Dr. Boxill’s commitment to the scholar-practitioner model of doctoral education, having held faculty positions at Emory University – School of Public Health, Atlanta University School of Social Work, and the Department of Psychology at West Georgia College.

Dr. Boxill has been a leader in local national and international social justice and social change movements in the areas of gender equity, human trafficking, child advocacy, and matters of poverty and inclusion. Serving as a local elected official she has authored and successfully shepherded numerous legislative advances for women and children in the areas of child care, child development, and health care for women and children.

Dr. Boxill’s most recent work and writings have been in programs, policy, and advocacy for gender equity and ending all forms of human trafficking. Dr. Boxill holds a doctorate from Union Institute & University, a master’s degree from The New School for Social Research, a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University, and completed post-graduate study at the Merrill Palmer Institute in Detroit Michigan.