Dennis M. Doyle
1135 Norton Ave. (818) 956-131l, home
Glendale, CA 91202 (818) 636-0912,cell
Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA
Director of the Learning Resource Center
Director of the Learning Center, a 60% released time position.
Accomplishments as Director include:
-securing consolidated space for the Center
-hiring lab staff, preparing budgets, evaluating and supervising personnel, maintain records and inventory
-automate collection of student check-in records and distribution to instructors
-building student use from 18,000 student hours/year to 70,000 student hours/year
-produced and maintained Center web page
-maintaining and expanding Center services, including:
-peer tutoring in writing and most other subjects
-computer assisted instruction
-learning resources library including audio tapes, videos, dvd’s
-minicourses in vocabulary and grammar
-challenge exams for college placement
-make-up test service for instructors
English Lab Coordinator
Since 1990 and continuing to the present, I have been faculty Coordinator of the English Lab, which has been part of my assignment as a college specialist.
Accomplishments as coordinator include:
-managing a major move and expansion of the facility,
-hiring lab staff, preparing budgets, evaluating and supervising personnel, maintaining records and inventory,
-participate in grant-writing to acquire equipment
-coordinating with the English Division to acquire equipment and software.
-produced and maintained web page for the English Lab and English Department.
-building student use to about 2,000 student per week.
Associate Professor of English/ Reading Specialist
As a professor, I have taught all levels of Developmental Reading, Writing and English as a Second Language. I have also taught courses in Humanities, Field Studies for Study Abroad, and Tutor Training.
I have served on the Faculty Senate for 2 terms and have been a member of the Campus Computer Coordinating Committee, Student Affairs Committee, and Assessment Committee, Reading Program Chair, English Technology Committee, and Study Abroad:Ireland. I have served as a co-chair of the most recent accreditation report committee for the academic programs standard.
I have developed the following courses:
English 173 (name changed to ESL 136) – ESL Reading
English 200 – Speed Reading
English 197 – Literacy Training Methods
And did major revisions of these courses:
English 188 – Intro to Academic Reading I
English 190 – Intro to Academic Reading II
English 192 – Advanced Reading
Student Development 150 – Tutor Training
English 182- Basic Communications Vocabulary
English 183 – Basic Communications Grammar
6/1975 to 1/1979
Reading Specialist Cantwell High School, Montebello, CA
Full-time Reading instructor, teaching developmental Reading courses and Business English. Also did diagnosis and remediation, and managed the Reading Lab.
6/1977 to 6/1985 California Reading Institute, South Pasadena, Ca
Part-time tutoring service for students in Reading and Writing including testing and prescribing individualized courses of study.
6/1979 to 6/1983 Upward Bound, East Los Angeles College, Montebello, CA
Teaching Reading and Study Skills to Hispanic students to help prepare them for college. This federally funded program consisted of weekend classes and a full summer program, along with college visits and community building activities.
9/1974 to 6/1975 St.Mark’s School, Venice Ca
Junior High Language Arts Teacher
Teaching reading, writing, and science in an inner-city parochial school
MA Education:Reading Specialization 6/1978
California State University, Los Angeles, CA
BA in Philosophy, minor in English 6/1974
St.John’s Seminary College, Camarillo, CA
College Faculty Service Areas in:
English, Reading, Developmental Skills, Humanities, Social Studies, Field Studies
Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential: English
Clear Specialist Instruction Credential: Reading and Language Arts
“Reading Tests: What Do They Really Measure?” presentation for ECCTYC (English Council of California Two Year Colleges 3/80
The Young Reader columnist for L.A.Parent (previously Pony Ride), Jack Bierman, editor 1980-1983
“Getting kids to start reading before they get to school”
“Help your child become a better reader”
“Reading test reasons”
“Evaluating the standardized test”
“Basic reading skills: The phonic ‘phuror’”
“Finding the main idea”
“When your child misses small words”
“Study skills for your child”
Various Staff Development and Humanities Lecture Series presentations at Glendale College:
“Using the Internet for your class”
“Designing your own class web page”
“Celtic Harp: Storytelling and Music”
“What makes the Irish so Irish?” with Professor Leonard DeGrassi
Publications related to my interest in Celtic Studies:
Irish Harp Music traditional music, arrangements by Dennis Doyle, Mel Bay Publications / Incarnation Music, 1998
Songs of Celtic Christianity traditional music, arrangements by Dennis & Paula Doyle, Cathedral Press / Incarnation Music, 1995 with companion compact disk
“Teaching Irish (Gaelic) to Americans in Milwaukee” by Dennis Doyle, essay in The Irish Language in the United States, Thomas Ihde, ed. Bergin & Garvey, Westport Connecticut, 1994
“Celtic Spirituality and Liturgy” by Dennis Doyle, an article in Parish Liturgy, March 1994, American Catholic Press, So.Holland, Il.
I have also written articles and contributed photographs for The Tidings, a publication of the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Some of my photographs have been republished through the Catholic News Service in many other national publications. I have also done programs, concerts and presentations at the annual Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, an event which attracts over 30,000 participants.
In 9/2004, presented with the Glendale College Faculty Instructional Technology Award for "exceptional contributions integrating pedagogy and technology in student learning".
A donation of $3,400 from the local Von’s Market through their Von’s Cares Foundation to help fund student peer tutors in the Learning Center
The Learning Center accepted the donation of $1,000 from English Professor Steve Taylor, who gave us his entire honorarium which he won as the 2001 Distinguished Faculty awardee. We used the money to hire two adjunct English professors to work part-time in the Writing Center supplementing the work done there by our staff.
I also participated in the writing of various Title programs which benefited the English Lab in coordination with the English division.
Professional musician (Celtic harp, piano, mandolin), interested in Irish culture, also a liturgical musician. Married with 5 children. Eagle Scout award 11/1967. Three sons are Eagle Scouts also. He holds a gold fainne award for basic fluency in the Irish-Gaelic language.
Dennis is an expert in Celtic and Irish culture. He has given presentations and concerts throughout North America, Ireland and Japan. He has made several recordings of Celtic music and has performed on national television shows. Events at which he has performed over the last year include::
City of Glendale Mayor's Annual Prayer Breakfast, Glendale, California
Greater Los Angeles MENSA Regional Gathering, Los Angeles, California
Pittsburgh Irish Fest, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Minnesota Irish Festival, St.Paul, Minnesota
Irish Cultural Festival, Cleveland, Ohio
Great American Irish Fair, Irvine, California
Brothers of St.Patrick Celtic Reflection Day, Midway City, California
Farmer's Market, Los Angeles
Palos Verdes Country Club Breakfast Club, Palos Verdes Peninsula
Religious Education Congress, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Dennis' music and artwork used on the History Channel's production: "A History of St.Patrick's Day"
National Catholic Education Association Convention