Dr. Boyle is a Professor and the Department Chair of the Social Work Department at Pennsylvania Western University (California). Penn West is one of the 14 Pennsylvania State System Schools. She has been at the University for 14 years. She previously served as Department Chair, BSW Program Director and Field Coordinator. Dr. Boyle has taught undergraduate policy, research and graduate policy and special interests courses. Dr. Boyle’s research interest in include older adults and community attachment as well as diversity issues.
Dr. Boyle is a co-principal investigator for two Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grants for the MSW Program. She has received funding for the Behavioral Health Workforce Development Grant and the Opioid Substance Misuse Workforce Development Grant. She is also an independent evaluator for two separate 21st Century Learning grants.
Sheri’s previous work experience includes serving as an administrative aid to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi in Washington, DC from 1988-1991. After receiving her MSW, she worked at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Sheri currently is on the board of Open Your Heart to a Senior in Greensburg, PA and serves on the human resources subcommittee for the Blackburn Center in Greensburg. She is past President of the Blackburn Center Board and served on the Board of the American Red Cross in Westmoreland county
Dr. Boyle received her BA in Political Science from UCLA, MSW from the University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in Social Work from Widener University.