Biography

Dr. Joseph R. Boyle received his doctoral degree from the University of Kansas in special education. His current research interests include examining the effectiveness of teaching techniques and interventions for students with high-incidence disabilities in general education and inclusive classrooms. As a result, he has developed a number of classroom interventions for students with mild disabilities in the areas of reading, writing, and note-taking. Dr. Boyle has over 40 publications that include books, research articles, and research-to-practice articles. Many of his research publications have been included in other research meta-analyses and syntheses of special education research and his journal articles have been cited over 250 times. In addition, many of the classroom interventions that Dr. Boyle developed have appeared in special education methods textbooks and research-to-practice journal articles.

Research Interests

  • Disability Studies in Education
  • Reading & Literacy

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

SPED 2231

Introduction to Special Education

Undergraduate

SPED 2231

Introduction to Inclusive Education

Undergraduate

SPED 5106

Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities

Graduate

SPED 5211

Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities

Graduate

SPED 5666

Introduction to Special Education

Graduate

SPED 5666

Inclusive School Practices

Graduate

EDUC 8505

Assessment and Evaluation of Students

Graduate

Selected Publications

Recent

  • Boyle, J.R. & Joyce, R.L. (2019). Smartpen Technology for Note Taking in Inclusive English/Language Art Classes. Reading and Writing Quarterly, 35(6), pp. 525-538. doi: 10.1080/10573569.2019.1579130

  • Boyle, J.R. & Kennedy, M.J. (2019). Innovations in Classroom Technology for Students with Disabilities. Intervention in School and Clinic, 55(2), pp. 67-70. doi: 10.1177/1053451219837716

  • Joyce, R.L. & Boyle, J.R. (2019). Improving Note-Taking Skills for Students With Disabilities Through a Smartpen Intervention. Journal of Special Education Technology. doi: 10.1177/0162643419856275

  • Kennedy, M.J. & Boyle, J.R. (2017). The promise and problem with technology in special education: Implications for academic learning. In Handbook of Special Education: Second Edition (pp. 606-616). doi: 10.4324/9781315517698

  • Boyle, J. & Kennedy, M. (2016). From the Editors. Journal of Special Education Technology, 31(2), p. 63. doi: 10.1177/0162643416657902

  • Boyle, J.R. & Kennedy, M.J. (2016). Coeditor’s Introduction. Journal of Special Education Technology, 31(1), p. 3. doi: 10.1177/0162643416637164

  • Boyle, J.R., Rosen, S.M., & Forchelli, G. (2016). Exploring metacognitive strategy use during note-taking for students with learning disabilities. Education 3-13, 44(2), pp. 161-180. Education 3-13. Retrieved from http://libproxy.temple.edu/