I grew up in Bardstown, KY and moved to Louisville to attend the University of Louisville for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I obtained a B.S. in Elementary Education, and Special Education with a concentration in Learning and Behavior Disorders. I received my M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education. Since a M.Ed. is my highest level of education, I am plain old "Betty," not Dr. Doyle, and all of my students (and many others) refer to me as “Ms. Betty” in the spirit of early childhood education. Before coming to U of L as an employee, I was a first grade teacher in Meade County. I started at U of L as a research assistant in 1993, working on the grant that eventually lead to the B-5 teacher certification in Kentucky. I worked as a research assistant on various grants for several years, before becoming a full-time faculty member in the ECEE in 2003.
In my role as a clinical faculty member in ECEE, I am focused on teaching and clinical practice. I teach pre-professional courses in the ECEE along with several early childhood courses and EDTP 477: Capstone Seminar for Student Teaching. I also serve on various college and department committees as working member.
Research is not a part of my work. However as a member of the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Research Center team, I intend to support my colleagues in their roles as researchers in any way that I can.