Jan Lauren Boyles

Associate Professor [GSJC], Director of Graduate Education


Dept:Greenlee School Journalism/Communication
Office:113 Hamilton
613 Wallace Rd.
Ames IA
Office Hours:T: 2 to 3:30 p.m., F: 10 to 11:30 a.m., via WebEx/Zoom

Topics of interest: big data, data journalism, digital news

Education: Ph.D., Communication, American University, 2014
M.S.J., Journalism, West Virginia University, 2006
B.S.J., News-Editorial, West Virginia University, 2003


Jan Lauren Boyles joined Greenlee from the Pew Research Center in Washington. Boyles has previously served as a Google Journalism Fellow and as Director of Advising at West Virginia University’s Reed College of Media. In 2016, she was selected as a Scripps Howard Visiting Professor in Journalism, spending two weeks in residence at The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina. In 2017, she was named as a Disruptive Educator Fellow by the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. In 2018, Boyles received the Early Achievement in Teaching Award from ISU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). She is the elected vice chair of AEJMC's Council of Divisions. A native of Fairmont, West Virginia, Boyles began her career as a newspaper journalist. Her research at ISU centers on the data-driven newsroom.