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Southern Oregon University


Associate Professor

Phone: 541-552-6944 
Office: EP 232 


BA, 1975, Arizona State University MEd, 1986, Idaho State University PhD, 1991, University of Idaho.

Patricia Kyle, Ph.D., draws from 30 years experience as a university professor, licensed professional counselor, school psychologist, school counselor, and classroom teacher to give a practical and experiential focus to her psychology and counseling classes. She has researched and written extensively about positive behavior change strategies to support teachers and for counselors and psychologists to use as consultation tools in their work with teachers and parents. She is the co-author of  “Opportunities and Options in Classroom Management” and “Win-Win Discipline” as well as being a contributor to numerous other books.

Before joining the SOU psychology faculty, Patricia was an associate professor of Counseling and School Psychology at the University of Idaho. Before that she was an associate professor at Boise State University for seven years teaching behavior management. Previously she coordinated the Mental Health Counseling Master’s program at the University of Alaska Anchorage for five years. Even though she has been at the university level for several years, Patricia continues to counsel children and families, so she is continually practicing what she is teaching.

Patricia is a licensed school psychologist and school counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is very active in professional counseling organizations, served as the president of the Western Region of the American Counseling Association and is currently the President of the Oregon Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. She has conducted more than fifty refereed presentations at professional conferences.

Patricia loves nature, so she is excited about being in Southern Oregon. Patricia is also crazy about Alaska. She and her husband spend time there in the summer fishing for red salmon and relaxing on their piece of a wilderness island - her idea of great fun! She loves to play bridge and is passionate about theater, especially Shakespeare.