Kenneth O Doyle

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Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
206 Church St SE
323 Murphy Hall

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
  • AB: Philosophy, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Philosophy, Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana, Rome, Italy.
  • Literature and Languages, Mount St. Paul's College, Waukesha, WI.


  • psychological meanings of money and property
  • cross-cultural similarities and differences
  • motivation and persuasion
  • quantitative and qualitative research methodology
Courses Taught
  • JOUR 1911 The Symbolic Meanings of Money and Property
  • JOUR 3991/5991 Persuasion
  • JOUR 4274W Advertising in Society
  • JOUR 3741 - Racial Minorities and the Mass Media
  • JOUR 3251 - Advertising and Public Relations Research
  • JOUR 4263 - Strategic Communication Campaigns
  • JOUR 8502 - Seminar: Multi-Method Research Design
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Director, Mass Communication Research Division, University of Minnesota: 1996 - 2004
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Journalism, University of Minnesota: 2000 - 2004
  • President, Minnesota Association of Scholars: Promote intellectual diversity on college campuses , 2006 - 2008
  • Founding President, Association for Financial Psychology: Professional networking and collaboration , 2006 - 2009
  • Founding President, Circumnavigators Club, MN Chapter: Promote global experience and understanding , 2007 - 2009
  • Peace of Mind for Your Aging Parents: A Legal, Financial, and Psychological Toolkit for Adult Children and Other Caregivers. Doyle, Kenneth, Larry Houk, ABC-CLIO: Praeger, Co-Author, Forthcoming.
  • To Tax or to Ration: Medicare, Medicaid, and our Long-Term Healthcare Crisis. Doyle, Kenneth, Larry Houk, Old Stone House Publishing, St. Paul MN, Co-Author, 2002.
  • Doyle, Kenneth O. (2008) (Ed.) Psychology and the New Media, Vol 2. Special Issue of American Behavioral Scientist, 52(1), 3-140.
  • Doyle, Kenneth O. (2004) (Ed.) "Psychology and the New Media." Special Issue of American Behavioral Scientist, 48(4),371-495.
  • Doyle, Kenneth O. (2001) (Ed.) Ethnicity and Money. Special Issue of American Behavioral Scientist, 45(2), 177-351.
  • The Social Meanings of Money and Property: In Search of a Talisman. Doyle, Kenneth, Sage Publications, 1999.
  • Doyle, Kenneth O. (1992) (Ed.) The Meanings of Money. Special Issue of American Behavioral Scientist, 35(6), 637-836.
  • Doyle, Ken, and Larry Houk (1990). The Spend Down Solution: How to deal with the financial and emotional costs of long-term healthcare. St. Paul MN: Knightsbridge, St. John.
  • Being Liked and Teaching: The Bases and Effects of Personal Likability in College Instruction: Doyle, Kenneth, Seymour Uranowitz, Research in Higher Education, 9(1) 15-41, 1978.
  • Toward a Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue about the Meanings of Money. Doyle, Kenneth, 1999.
  • Evaluating Teaching. Doyle, Kenneth, D.C. Heath, 1981.
  • Doyle, Kenneth O. (1975) Student Evaluation of Instruction. Lexington MA: Heath
  • W. J. McKeachie Career Development Award, AERA