KERRY DOYLE joined the Virtual Academic Center in 2011 as an adjunct field faculty member. In this role, she served as a seminar instructor for the Integrative Learning Seminar and the Virtual Field Practicum, and was a field liaison for students in the community-based field practicum courses. She is currently the lead instructor for the community-based field practicum courses at the VAC. In 2015, she was promoted to adjunct assistant professor, and most recently, she joined the Northeast regional field faculty team as a senior lecturer.
A licensed independent clinical social worker, Doyle has had experience in assessment, treatment and quality assurance monitoring in the mental health, judicial and school settings. For seven years, she worked as a diagnostic assessment clinician for the Rhode Island juvenile courts, where she evaluated referred youth and created treatment recommendations for the courts. She also maintained a private practice that focused on the treatment of adolescents with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and family relational difficulties. Through her practice, she had the opportunity to partner with many of the local secondary schools, which eventually led to her current position as a school social worker in the Rhode Island school system.
Doyle received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Brown University and a master’s degree in social work with a concentration in health and mental health from Columbia University.