Randall R. Lyle

Associate Professor and Director, Marriage and Family Therapy Program

B.A. Loretto Heights College, Denver, Colo
M.D. Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Chicago
Ph.D. Iowa State University

Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy Randall R. Lyle, Ph.D., joined Mount Mercy in 2010 as program director. 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 had 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.