Mount Mercy College announced today that Randall R. Lyle has been named associate professor and director of the new marriage and family therapy program. He will begin his duties July 1.
As director of the marriage and family therapy program, Lyle will be responsible for maintaining the overall academic integrity of Mount Mercy’s newest graduate degree program. His duties will include recruiting and admitting a diverse group of graduate students, monitoring program effectiveness and student success, periodically reviewing the curriculum, overseeing the design of graduate student professional development opportunities, and serving as an advisor for graduate students. Additionally, Lyle will oversee hiring, retention and evaluation of qualified faculty, teach within the new program, and develop and maintain relationships with appropriate community groups.
Prior to joining Mount Mercy, Lyle served as associate professor of marriage and family therapy at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, where he also served as program director for the Department of Counseling and Human Services. He previously served as clinical director at the Family Life Center for the marriage and family therapy program at St. Mary’s.
He has served as Vicar at Grace Episcopal Church in Boone, Iowa and Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Webster City, Iowa.
Lyle is a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Texas, and an approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Lyle is a clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and is a BCIA (Biofeedback Certification Institute of America) EEG certified neurofeedback practitioner. He oversees his own private practice, providing individual, couple and family therapy and neurofeedback training. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Society for Neurofeedback and Research.
As an ordained Episcopal Priest, Lyle served as assistant to the Rector at St. Francis Episcopal Church in San Antonio, as well as a supply priest for the Diocese of West Texas. In addition to these roles, Lyle has also served as the senior editor of the Journal of Neurotherapy: Investigations in Neuromodulation, Neurofeedback and Applied Neuroscience.
He has published numerous scholarly articles and presented at professional conferences locally, nationally, and internationally.
Lyle holds a Ph.D. in human development and family studies from Iowa State University, a Master’s of Divinity degree in philosophical theology/pastoral theology from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and theology from Loretto Heights College in Denver, Colo.