Beverly Doyle
Beverly Doyle

Beverly Doyle

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences


  • Special Education Teacher, School Psychologist, Licensed Psychologist and Drug and Alcohol Counselor working with at-risk individuals.

Academic Appointments


  • Education


  • Associate Professor


My work prior to coming to Creighton has been with handicapped and at-risk individuals in both school and clinical settings. Since being employed as Director of Special Education, and now as an Associate Professor of Education, I plan curriculum and teach prospective teachers to teach diverse students who are part of every school today. My research and publications have focused on managing the learning and emotional needs of diverse students." How to Teach Troubled Kids", and" Between the Lines: What Children Say When they Write" are two books written for teachers. My research focus recently has been to encourage teachers to share their teaching strategies, and beavior management approaches in professional presentations and publications.


  • Ph.D. University of Ne. Lincoln, Educational Psychology
  • M.S. Special Education, University of Ne. Omaha,


Special Education K-12 School Psychologist Licensed Psychologist, Ne. 406 Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Publications and Presentations


  • Houtz, L. E., Doyle, B. A. Training future teachers about assessment in an era of high stakes accountability, International perspectives on education and training, 235-244, 2006


  • The National Social Science Journal published Bibliotherapy in the Classroom, 43, 36-40, 2015
  • The National Social Science Proceedings, Evaluating Reading Apps, 37, 23-27, 2013
  • Doyle, Beverly, Mordeson, John N., Fong, Nelson C. Increasing the Communication Capabilities of Mentally Handicapped Students, National Social Science Journal, 37, 7-13, 2012
  • Doyle, B. A., Mordeson, John, Fong, Nelson Increasing the Communication Capabilities of Mentally Handicapped Students: Preliminary Report, National Technology and Social Science Conference, 46, 67-74, 2011
  • Clark, T. D., Mordeson, J. N., Doyle, B. A., Olson, L. Causality: A Future Direction For Mathematics Of Uncertainty, Critical Review, 5, 61-83, 2011
  • Doyle, B. A., Houtz, L. E. Classroom strategies for students with mental health problems, International Journal of Learning, 16, 535-552, 2009
  • Doyle, B. A., Ortman, J. Alternative Assessment Involving the use of Cooperative Learning, National Social Science Perspectives Journal, 31, 2009
  • Doyle, B. A. Classroom strategies for students with mental health problems, National Social Science Perspectives Journal, 41, 66-75, 2009
  • Doyle, B. A., Houtz, L. E. Using alternative assessment to measure learning outcomes, National Social Science Journal, 35, 35-40, 2008
  • Doyle, B. A., Ortman, Jennifer Alternative Assessment Involving the Use of Cooperative Learning, National Social Science Proceedings, 38, 30-42, 2008


  • , 2017
  • A study was conducted on 44 English Language Learners on students in an elementary school. Students were evaluated to determine the optimal learning environment and strategies, and lesson incorporated these findings. Data presented the gains these students made in academic skills and engagement in the classroom., 2016
  • National Social Science Conference, presented "Improving Educators' Classroom Management Skills", 2015
  • Presented "Using Bibliotherapy to Teach Social Skills to Children with Disabilities' at National Social Science International Conference, 2014
  • Presented "Evaluating Reading Apps at the National Social Science Summer Workshop, 2013
  • Presented 'The Many Faces of Autism" at the National Social Science Professional Development Conference, 2012
  • Presented "Evaluating the Effect of Instruction on Student Learning.' at National Social Science International Conference, 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Education/Special Needs/ Students with dyslexia and other mental health issues

Current Research Projects

  • Identifying Dyslexia in Low Income English Language Learners
    Training Teachers and Counselors in Project Based Learning.
    Individualizing Assessments in the Classroom

Grant Funding Received

  • Improving Educators' Classroom Management Skills, Office for Academic Excellence and Assessment, Creighton University, March, 2014
  • Keeping Children at Home by Preventing Neglect and Abuse, Nebraska Health and Human Services