Main Hall 317
Tu & Th 1:00pm-2:00pm
Spring 2013 courses: COM317
Dr. Boyle's research focuses on how news media present issues to the public, how and why people use media, and the implications of news coverage and media use patterns on subsequent outcomes such as information seeking, public opinion, and perceptions of media effects. Much of his work has specifically addressed news treatment of protest groups and how such treatment affects participation in the political process. These research studies typically fall into one of three categories:
His work has been published in book chapters, invited volumes, and journals including Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Mass Communication & Society, The Journal of Broadcast & Electronic Media, The Atlantic Journal of Communication, American Behavioral Scientist, and Journal of Communication, among others. Please check out his VITAE for download in Word format for more information on his research.
His primary teaching areas are Research Methods (COM224), Video Production (COM217 & COM317), and Media & Protest. At Fall 2011 commencement, Dr. Boyle received the E. Riley Holman Memorial Faculty Award given to a WCU faculty member who uses innovative teaching techniques that foster student creativity. Dr. Boyle is also the Television Station Faculty Coordinator for Verizon Channel 33: WCCTV (West Chester Community Television). The station represents a partnership between WCU and West Chester Borough and provides an excellent opportunity for students interested in television and video production to reach a larger audience. The station hit the airwaves in May of 2012.
Dr. Boyle received his B.A. from East Stroudsburg University, his M.A. from University of Delaware, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Dr. Boyle happily joined the faculty of West Chester University in 2006.