Dr. Patrice Boyles
  Acting Director, Center for Teaching and Research Excellence
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Dr. Patrice C. Boyles received her doctorate in Adult, Counseling and Higher Education from Northern Illinois University.  She also earned a MS in Occupational Education  (Technology Education) and a BA in Business Administration from Chicago State University (CSU).  She is an Associate Professor at Chicago State University, with the responsibility as College of Education Assessment Coordinator; Program Coordinator for Career and Technical Education Programs; edTPA Director and; e-Portfolio Manager for the university. She also teaches courses related to Technology and Education, Special Education, Introduction to Teaching and Educational Leadership.  Dr. Boyles has been in the teaching sector for over 17 years and is committed to helping students achieve their academic goals.

Dr. Boyles’ research agenda includes:  Online Assessment, Work-based Learning, Online Education, Assistive Technology, Learning in Adulthood, Career and Technical Education, and Educational Technology. She has presented at over 40 conferences and has published several journal articles focused on assessment and educational technology.
Dr. Boyles is committed to her profession and has received many honors which include:  CSU Alumni Service Award, the North Central Business Association University Business Teacher Distinguished Service Award, Illinois Business Education Association Collegiate Teacher of the Year, Distinguished Educator Award, and the Scholar of Illinois Career and technical Education Leadership Institute Award. Most recently, she was nominated for the 2017 North Central Business Education Award for Administrator or Supervisor of Business Education.  Dr. Boyles was also the recipient of the Dean's Professional Initiative and the Co-recipient of the Illinois University Council of funded grants, both honors totaling ten thousand dollars.  Dr. Boyles enjoys mentoring students and helping them navigate through the educational system.  She encourages them to tap into the resources that are available to them, and to seek the assistance they need to help them succeed.