Beverly Doyle, PhD

Beverly Doyle, PhD

Beverly Doyle, PhD

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, and Counseling, I plan curriculum and teach prospective teachers and counselors to teach and counsel 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 on trauma and how it affects students in their academic, social and emotional development. Working through Catholic Schools, I am focusing on identifying students who have experienced trauma, and employing strategies for healing with their teachers, parents and school counselors..

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Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

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

Current Research Projects

  • How Trauma Affects Learning

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
  • Teaching Prospective Counselors and Educators Through Project Based Learning
  • How Trauma Affects Learning
  • Reducing the Impact of Trauma