Dennis M. Doyle


1135 Norton Ave.                                                                                                                                                                    (818) 956-131l, home

Glendale, CA 91202                                                                                                                                                       (818) 636-0912,cell


Professional Experience


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                        

                                                  -tutor training

                                                  -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

Reading Specialist


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


K-12 Credentials:

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.


Personal Interests


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