Amy Gratch Hoyle, PhD
Chair, Educational Policy and Leadership Department
Assistant Professor, Graduate Education Core Coordinator
EdD in Educational Leadership Coordinator
Throughout her 20-plus years as an educator, Amy Gratch Hoyle, PhD, has practiced critical pedagogy and worked to challenge inequities in the public schools and in broader society.
Her beliefs about the purpose of education, the role of schools and teachers, and best teaching practices have evolved throughout her career in education.
These beliefs are grounded in Hoyle’s broader philosophy of education as the vehicle through which learners can become who they were created to be.
Hoyle believes that schools and educators are responsible for producing graduates who actively participate in society as responsible citizens.
Since joining the faculty at Cabrini, Hoyle has focused her research on the adjunct faculty experience at the University and how adjunct faculty members carry the social justice mission into their courses.
Hoyle has worked on program and course development, and teaches Foundations of American Education and Education and Social Policy to graduate-level students in the education program. She has taught at the elementary and college levels.
Hoyle earned a doctorate in social foundations of education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s in elementary education from Eastern Michigan University, and a bachelor’s in economics from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.