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Charity Boyette

Assistant Professor of Practice
3075 Pamplin (0233)
880 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Charity Boyette has more than two decades of experience in managing teams and programs, with a particular focus in managerial excellence, team engagement, and employee development.  

 Charity currently is a doctoral candidate in Public Administration at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where her research interests include organizational change, public-sector employee engagement, and management tradecraft.   From 2009-2018, she was a commissioned Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State who served overseas tours in Nigeria, Poland, and Belgium, as well as assignments in Washington, DC, including two years as a special assistant to Secretary of State Kerry and as an instructor at the Foreign Service Institute. Prior to her federal service, Charity worked in leadership development, operations, and finance in the U.S. defense industry.

 She holds an MBA, with a focus in strategic development, from the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary and a B.S.  in business administration from Averett University in Virginia. She and her husband, Stephen, live in Dublin, VA, while their two grown daughters live in northern and eastern Virginia. Outside of work, Charity likes to add to her count of countries and states visited (57 and 49, respectively), cheer on the Hokies in Lane Stadium, explore creative papercrafts, and overly indulge her golden retriever, Skipper.