Rachel Boit

Assistant Professor

Human Development and Family Studies

Email Address: rjboit@uncg.edu

Phone: 336.334.3411

Bio & Education

  • EdD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • M.Ed in Child Study and Early Education, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • B.Ed in Early Childhood Education, Kenyatta University


My research interests focus on young children’s literacy development and more specifically on ways to empower newly arrived refugee families build strategies that foster their children’s success in school. I also focus on ways to support successful parent-teacher partnerships within multilingual classroom environments and communities and ways in which children’s literacy development takes place in ethnic and cross-cultural contexts.

My work is based on Community Engaged Research which highlights community participation as central in all aspects of project activities. I welcome students who are interested in community collaborations and exploring community engaged research and mixed methods approaches.