Joseph N. Boyer

Director of Research

Center for Research & Innovation, MSC 03
Plymouth State University
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

Office: 303B Speare Building
Phone: 603-535-2926


  • B.S., Microbiology, The American University
  • Ph.D., Marine Science, College of William and Mary

Professional Background:

Joe joined PSU in 2012 as Director of the Center for the Environment after 18 years at the Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC) at Florida International University in Miami. At SERC, he generated more than $18 million in external grants and contracts, was a founding Principal Investigator of the NSF-funded Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, and directed the South Florida Water Quality Monitoring Network including the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. He serves on 12 national and regional scientific advisory boards and has been involved in numerous proposal reviews and selection boards, including five national program reviews and multiple assessments of federal science programs.

On July 1, 2018 he was appointed as Director of the Center for Research & Innovation at PSU ( The CRI supports strategically important, interdisciplinary research/scholarship efforts by Plymouth State University faculty, students, and their external partners. Our objective is to build a campus-wide culture of research/scholarship where all disciplines are better connected and share a sense of collective purpose.