Education: B.A. (English), Stonehill College; M.A. (Religious Studies), Sacred Heart University.
Nuala Boyle has worked in higher education since 1997, cultivating civically engaged and socially responsible students, and supporting community-engaged teaching and learning.
Boyle is a leader in the field of civic engagement, service-learning, and experiential education. She is the inaugural director of the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE), holding this role since 2010. She oversees curricular and co-curricular community service, as well as the College’s Center for Service-Learning. Nuala co-chairs the Experiential Learning Steering Committee and together with the director of the core curriculum is responsible for developing and implementing the College’s experiential learning requirement as part of its core curriculum.
Boyle's efforts have enabled Nazareth to become nationally recognized for its commitment to civic engagement. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching selected Nazareth College to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification. The Washington Monthly magazine ranked Nazareth #2 in community service participation and hours served, from 673 institutions nationwide. In 2013, Nazareth was one of just five presidential awardees in the U.S. in the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. Nazareth was a finalist for the award in 2011, 2014, and 2015. These honor roll distinctions are the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.
Boyle is on the board of the National Society of Experiential Education (NSEE) and co-chairs NSEE’s Northeast Region. In 2014, she completed her certificate of Experiential Education through NSEE. Boyle is also an active member of New York Campus Compact’s Advisory Board.
Education: B.A., Drew University (Psychology, Sociology); M.S. & Ph.D., Syracuse University (Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Aging)
Teaching Interests: Adult and Late Life Psychology through service-learning and intergenerational community engagement; Issues in Aging; Aging and Community Service; Memory and Cognition; Introduction to Psychology
Research Interests: Gerontology and geriatrics education; intergenerational service-learning; community outreach, programs, and assessment