“You cannot understand a system until you try to change it.” (Lewin, 1946)
Jerry has lead teams that co-create ideas, relationships, and collaborative partnerships to strengthen long-term sustainable enrollment pathways to higher education and to support students and alumni in their career paths through and beyond graduation.
Grounded in Chicago with extensive international experience, Doyle embraces equity, inclusion, diversity, and well-being to guide leadership in life and work. An innovative and mission-driven educator, Doyle co-creates strategic initiatives that deliver a research-driven and student-focused approach to learning and career outcomes. Community organizing and capacity building organize co-participatory decision-making.
Jerry served as Vice Provost for Student Access, Success and Diversity Initiatives & Career Services at Illinois Tech (2006-18). Significant initiatives include the Collens and Presidential Scholarship for the Chicago Public Schools and the City Colleges of Chicago (2008), the creation of the Global Leaders Program (2008), the launch of the St Lucian Visionaries project (2010), and the establishment of the IIE Syrian Higher Education Consortium (2012). In 2017, Student Employment Office was named Illinois Tech’s “Department of the Year” for the reimagination of its training modules and programming; moreover, Doyle prototyped Illinois Tech’s inaugural work in the areas of Continuous Improvement and formed the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, and Employer Engagement. In Career Services, Doyle co-created a series of innovative approaches including a Faculty Innovation Grants program, a peer career coaching model, courses such as “Dragon Slayer – Designing YOUR Future.”
As of Fall 2019, Doyle will teach three courses at The Wolcott School in Chicago including Business and Entrepreneurship, Applied Economics and Internship. Doyle continues to serve as a Student Success Coach for Adler University’s Global Online Campus.
Jerry holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in economics and an M.Ed. from Harvard University’s School of Education.