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- Indiana University Master of Public Affairs 2018
- Indiana University B.A. 2002
James Boyd is the senior director of communications for the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. His responsibilities include media relations, internal and external communications, and marketing efforts, among others. He returned to the Law School in November 2021, having previously served as director of marketing and communications at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and as the Law School's director of communications from 2014 to 2019. He first joined the Law School in 2008 as writer/editor, and from 2010–14 he was director of communications at the IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research. In addition to writing and editing, Boyd is skilled in graphic design, digital photography, and audio production.
A 2002 graduate of the IU School of Journalism, Boyd reported for the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel and Bloomington (Ind.) Herald-Times for several years, earning multiple state and regional awards for criminal justice, political, and government news coverage. In early 2008, he was invited to travel with the presidential campaign of then-Senator Barack Obama, covering the future president's rise to prominence and his eventual victory in the Democratic primary and then general election. Boyd has interviewed Obama three times. He received his MPA from Indiana University's O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs in 2018.