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Jeff Doyle (He/him)


Currently living in

Waco, Robinson, Lorena, Texas, US

Willing to relocate

Work Preferences


Open to roles

Short Term ContractLong Term Employee

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 1. University leader with 3 decades of experience as dean, assistant vice president, director & faculty member. 2. >100 projects led focused on organizational effectiveness, process improvement, and demonstrated results. 3. Highly analytical and able to discern needed direction based on complex information from multiple sources. 4. Recognized by colleagues as university & leadership expert, rooted in habits of daily reading and writing. 5. Recipient of >15 awards and honors based on leadership, impact, and best practices.

Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

50 years of living in this world as neurodiverse and succeeding in multiple capacities has given me the ability to give back.

Top 5 Soft Skills

Active ListeningLeadershipStrategic ThinkingCritical Thinking

Inclusion Essentials

Environments I'm comfortable with

Driving a vehicle
Heavy lifting
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)
Working with animals
Working with food
Interaction with the public
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods


Check out my work

Working since Jan 2022

Consulting Advisor - Higher Talent Executive Search

Recruit candidates for leadership roles. Screen candidates and equip them to perform their best in the search and the job. Higher Talent is a boutique search firm focused on hiring upper-level leaders at non-profits & universities.

Worked for 2 years, 8 months from Jun 2019 to Jan 2022

Associate Director of Planning and Assessment Inst. Effectiveness - Baylor University

Oversight for administrative departments’ effort to demonstrate planning, assessment, and continuous improvement. Lead departmental self-assessments and external reviews. Prepare reports for regional accrediting body. Baylor is a private doctoral-level research institution of 18,000 students.

Worked for -17 years, -5 months from Aug 2014 to Jun 1998

Housing Area and Recreational Sports Coordinator - Eastern Mennonite University

Leadership for multiple residence halls, judicial affairs, leadership development, & recreational sports. Eastern Mennonite is a private liberal arts institution of 1,880 students with ~600 students living on campus.

Worked for 8 years, 11 months from Aug 2010 to May 2019

Dean of Student Learning & Engagement - Baylor University

Oversight for an area including 3 departments, ~60 full-time staff, 15 faculty, 15 chaplains, and over 300 paid student leaders with a budget >$50 million. Leadership over student experience & divisional assessment, including: housing for 5,400 students, orientation for 3,000 students, and student activities for ~12,000 students.

Worked for 6 years, 11 months from Aug 2003 to Jun 2010

Director of Resident Life - Appalachian State University

Leadership for a department of 11 full-time staff, 20 graduate assistants and 140 resident assistants in overseeing and involving >5,000 on-campus students. Managed budget >$2 million. Led divisional assessment committee. Appalachian State is a public master’s-level institution of 19,000 students with ~6,000 students living on campus.

Worked for 1 years, 10 months from Aug 2001 to Jun 2003

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs - Shenandoah University

Second in command for Student Life. Oversight for multiple departments including Residence Life, Student Activities, Orientation, Recreational Sports, Student Conduct, and Summer Conferences. Shenandoah University is a private master’s-level institution of 4,000 students with ~1,000 students living on campus.

Worked for 9 months from Aug 1998 to May 1999

Federal Executive Institute FEI Doctoral Intern - U.S. Government

Coordinated return-on-investment research for 4-week residential leadership development institute for senior executives. FEI is an executive and management development training center for senior U.S. government executives. It is an interagency residential learning experience located in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Worked for 3 years, 11 months from Aug 1994 to Jun 1998

Information Technology - Doctoral Intern - University of Virginia

Assisted in a division quickly adapting to era by equipping faculty, staff & students with necessary technology. U. of Virginia is a public research institution of 22,000 students located in Charlottesville, VA.

Education and Credentials

Attended for 3 years from 1998 to 2001

University of Virginia

Doctorate (PhD) - Educational Administration

Attended for 2 years from 1992 to 1994

University of Virginia

Master's degree - Counselor Education

Attended for 4 years from 1988 to 1992

University of Virginia

Bachelor's degree - Biology General