Mary Boyes joined the Honors College in 2013. She teaches multiple sections of Honors 200 and serves as a resource for students engaged in writing and research. Boyes serves a co-coordinator of Honors Launch and an advisor to Auctus: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creativity at VCU. As a founding editor, Boyes serves on the board of the literary magazine The Tusculum Review. She is also a member of the editorial board for the National Council for Undergraduate Research.
Boyes holds a B.A. in English from The College of William & Mary and earned her M.F.A. in creative writing from VCU. Prior to her work at VCU, Boyes taught at Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tennessee, and Ramapo College of New Jersey.
A recipient of the Tennessee Commission for the Arts Individual Fellowship in fiction and a Pushcart prize nominee, Boyes has published in Fiction International, Rhino, cAke, Hawaii Pacific Review and Spoon River, among others. Boyes is the author of Gingko, Pigeon, Light: A Fable and co-editor, with Peter Scheckner, of the anthology, The Way We Work: Contemporary Writings about Americans and Their Work Experience from Vanderbilt University Press.