Brief Biography of Professor Terry Doyle
Terry Doyle is an author, educational consultant and professor emeritus of reading at Ferris State University where he worked for 38 years. He spent from 1998 to spring of 2009 as the Senior Instructor for Faculty Development and Coordinator of the New to Ferris Faculty Transition Program for the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning at Ferris State University.
Terry has presented over seventy-five workshops on teaching and learning topics at regional, national and international conferences and has work with faculty on one hundred and seventy different colleges and universities around the world over the past ten years. His presentations focus on ways to assist higher education faculty in becoming learner centered teachers and how faculty can apply new findings from neuroscience, biology and cognitive science in their teaching to improve students’ learning.
He is the author of three books that focus on the application of neuroscience, biology and cognitive science to teaching and learning. The first is Helping Students Learn in a Learner Center Environment: A Guide to Teaching in Higher Education, published by Stylus, 2008 has just been translated into Chinese. His 2011 book is titled Learner Centered Teaching: Putting the Research into Practice published by Stylus and was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Educations Selected New Books in Higher Education in 2012 His most recent book published in August 2013, co-author with Dr Todd Zakrajsek and written for college student is The New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain also by Stylus. The book was a finalist for the USA Best Book Award for 2013 in the category of Education/Academics. Terry also co-authored the book New Faculty Transition -An Ideal Program published in 2004.
A list of his current professional presentations can be found under the calendar title of this website.
Terry can be reached at Doylet@Ferris.edu or at 231 580 9737