Cecelia Doyle, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty,
Department of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Cecelia Doyle is excited to Join ACE as Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Teaching and Learning.  Most recently, Dr. Doyle served as an early learning coordinator for a public school where she coached more than 30 preschool teachers in best practices to close the opportunity gap.  She was dean of the school of education at Rasmussen College where she grew the program from 4 to 24 campuses and nationally online while innovating a workforce credentialing program that celebrated 3,000 early childhood graduates. While there she was selected Master Leader in Education in recognition of leadership in making a difference for children, families, and communities (Exchange Magazine). She has served as a professor at the University of Minnesota, Concordia University, and Metropolitan State University.  She earned her Doctorate in education – College of Education and Human Development from the University of Minnesota where she studied young immigrants’ school experiences and the transformational learning of mainstream teachers to meet children’s needs.


  • Doctorate in Community and Family Education
    University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor's in Interior Design
    University of Minnesota
  • Master's in Education; Early Childhood
    Concordia University, St. Paul

Research Interests