Tania comes to us from Oberlin College, where she worked for the past decade and served as the Executive Director of Oberlin's Bonner Center for Community-Engaged Learning, Teaching & Research; inaugural Director of Experiential Learning in the College of Arts and Sciences; and held a courtesy appointment as Assistant Professor of History. Tania brings to Princeton deep and varied experiences with community-engaged teaching and learning, along with a demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with campus and community partners to co-create knowledge that serves the public good.
Her work as a practitioner of community-engaged scholarship prioritizes ethical and meaningful engagement in the world through place-based pedagogy and community-based participatory research grounded in the discipline of History, as well as an approach to faculty development that seeks to align faculty scholarship and teaching interests with community-identified needs and goals. Prior to her work at Oberlin, Boster coordinated strategic projects and initiatives at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Pittsburgh.