Alan Boyer

Professor of practice, Assistant director for digital innovation in media | 678-360-2779

Professor Boyer, based in Alpharetta, GA, maintains a virtual office on Zoom. Please email to set up an appointment.

Professor Boyer, a K-State master’s alum, member of the National Advisory Council and Professor of Practice in the A.Q. Miller School, created and leads several digital degree and certificate programs and strategic initiatives:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Digital Innovation in Media, in collaboration with the Colleges of Engineering and Business Administration, the Sunderland Foundation Innovation Lab, Global Campus and K-State Salina.
  • Graduate Certificate in Digital Media for Educators in collaboration with the College of Education
  • Certificate in Digital Engagement
  • K-State Digital Skills Certificate in partnership with Google
  • K-State Digital Summit in partnership with the Colleges of Engineering, Business Administration, the Sunderland Foundation Innovation Lab and K-State Salina.
  • Digital Kansas 2030 Initiative (DK2030), a transformative digital education and career ecosystem that advances digital workforce development in Kansas for generations through academic innovation, scholarship, digital exploration, exceptional applied learning experiences, interdisciplinary collaboration, multi-stakeholder engagement and partnerships. DK2030 includes the Digital Village, the next-gen interdisciplinary operating core that combines communications, arts, engineering, education, business and science with a focus on advanced media systems, digital platforms and research.
  • Next-Gen Master’s Program Proposal

Boyer also designed five new courses: MC 490/445 Advertising in a Digital World now Digital Brand Strategy, MC 265 Innovations in Media and Communications, MC 365 Writing in a Digital Economy, MC 565 Going Mobile! and COMM 470 Building Social and Cultural Connections.

Boyer’s service to the school, college and university is extensive, including:

School Service
  • Director of the A.Q. Miller School Search Committee
  • A.Q. Miller School Coordinating Council
  • A.Q. Miller School Graduate Programs Advancement Committee
  • A.Q. Miller School Graduate Faculty
  • Affiliate Faculty: Advertising and Public Relations
  • Affiliate Faculty: News and Sports Media
  • Affiliate Faculty: Communication Studies
  • Affiliate Faculty: Business in Sports Certificate in the College of Business Administration
University and College Service
  • Office of the President’s Documentary on the History of K-State’s Community Engagement within Manhattan
  • K-State Next-Gen Brand Task Force
  • K-State Division of Communications and Marketing’s Director of Digital Strategy Search Committee
  • Global Campus Panel on “Changing Roles for Students and Faculty in Online Environments”·
  • CAS Academic Standards Committee

Boyer teaches the following online courses for the A.Q. Miller School:

  • MC 120 Principles of Advertising
  • MC 265 Innovations in Media and Communication
  • MC 365 Writing in a Digital Economy
  • MC 445 Digital Brand Strategy
  • MC 456 Media Relations
  • MC 479 Strategic Sports Communications
  • MC 565 Going Mobile!
  • COMM 470 Building Social and Cultural Connections
  • MC 765 Communication Theory

Boyer has been affiliated with K-State since 1971 when his father, the late Dr. James Boyer, was recruited as the first African American graduate professor in the College of Education.