Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle
Director of Citizenship, Literacies, and Technologies
Kira Baker-Doyle, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Education at Arcadia University in Glenside, PA and the director of degree programs in Citizenship, Literacies, and Technologies in the School of Education. She is the author of The Networked Teacher: How New Teachers Build Social Networks for Professional Support, published by Teachers College Press (2011). Her research areas include: teachers’ social networks and professional communities, teacher professional development, urban education, digital literacies, and civic engagement and leadership.
Dr. Baker-Doyle teaches education courses in literacy at Arcadia University. She also leads workshops for teachers and administrators on how to develop social networks for professional support and engage in collaborative curriculum reform. She has presented workshops for a range of teacher and teacher education organizations including: the National Writing Project, AACTE, ASCD, and the Children's Literacy Initiative.
Dr. Baker-Doyle graduated with a Ph.D. in Education from of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education in 2008. Prior to receiving her doctorate, she taught in the Philadelphia Public Schools. She received her Masters in Education and her Bachelors degree in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Baker-Doyle lives in Philadelphia with her husband, John Doyle, with whom she co-founded John & Kira's, a nationally celebrated gourmet chocolate company.
- Baker-Doyle, K. (2012) Go ask Alice: Uncovering the role of a university partner in an informal science curriculum support network. International Journal of Science Education Part B: Communication and Public Engagement, July 2012, 1-13.
- Baker-Doyle, K. (2012) The social networks of new teachers: Locating and building professional support. The New Educator, 8(1), 65-85.
- Baker-Doyle, K. (2011) The Networked Teacher: How New Teachers Build Social Networks for Professional Support. Teachers College Press. New York, NY.
- Baker-Doyle, K. & Yoon, S. A. (2010) Making expertise transparent: Using technology to strengthen social networks in Teacher Professional Development. In Daly, A. J. (Ed) Social Network Theory and Educational Change. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, pp 115-127.
- Baker-Doyle, K. & Yoon, S.A. (2010) In search of practitioner-based social capital: A social network analysis tool for understanding and facilitating teacher collaboration in a professional development program. Professional Development in Education, 37 (1)
- Baker-Doyle, K. (2010) Examining teacher recruitment and retention from a Social Network Perspective. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 18.