Dr. Kira Baker-Doyle
Director of the Literacies, Technologies and Citizenship Studies Programs
Academic Advisor to the Rendell Center for Citizenship and Civics
Dr. Baker-Doyle is an Assistant Professor of Education and the Coordinator of the Literacies, Technologies and Citizenship Studies program in the School of Education at Arcadia University. Her research centers on teacher professional development, social network theory, and community engagement, especially in urban schools and communities. She is the author of The Networked Teacher: How New Teachers
Build Social Networks for Professional Support, published by Teachers College Press. Dr. Baker-Doyle conducts workshops and academic talks for diverse audiences of teachers and scholars about her research on teachers’ social support networks, and has worked with national organizations such as the National Writing Project and the Children’s Literacy Initiative.
At Arcadia, Dr. Baker-Doyle initiated and currently coordinates the Connected Learning Certificate, an innovative program for developing 21st century learning opportunities, networks, and experiences for educators. She teaches courses in literacy with an emphasis on designing field-based partnerships and learning experiences. Previously, she has taught courses in service-learning and urban education. She has a special interest in the use of connected technologies and multi-media to support student learning and community-building.
Kira is also known as one-half of “John & Kira’s”, a nationally-known gourmet chocolate company, which she helped her husband to start in 2000. She and her husband won the Eddy Award for Commitment to Public Education in 2011 as a result of their work collaborating with school-based urban garden programs.
- Baker-Doyle, K. (2014) Stories in networks and networks in stories: a tri-modal model for mixed-methods social network research on teachers. International Journal of Research & Method in Education. Accessible online April 2014. DOI: 10.1080/1743727X. 2014.911838, 1-11.
- 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.
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