School of Life and Health Sciences
M.S.N., 2011, Olivet Nazarene University
B.S.N., 1978, Ball State University
Professor Pyle joined Olivet’s full-time faculty in 2015 after serving for seven years as an adjunct professor of nursing. She is currently teaching the health assessment course and serves as the nursing lab coordinator.
Prior to her work at Olivet, Professor Pyle worked as a nurse in a hospital setting for four years and in her husband’s surgical office for 10 years. One of her career highlights was serving as a medical missionary in Swaziland, Africa, with her husband, Dr. Mike Pyle.
One of her passions as a professor is to provide opportunities for Olivet students to serve on a medical mission trip. Since 2011, she and Dr. Pyle have taken groups of Olivet nursing and pre-med students on three-week mission trips to Papua New Guinea. “This has been a tremendous experience, not only for the students but for us as well,” Professor Pyle says. “Dr. Pyle and I love to see God work in and change these young lives to have a heart for missions.”
In 2015, she and Dr. Pyle received the Missions Excellence Award from the Indianapolis District of the Church of the Nazarene. Also in 2015, she received the Nurse Leader Excellence Award from the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing. She is a member of Olivet’s Kappa Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta.
She and Dr. Pyle are the parents of three married adult children. Outside of the classroom and clinic, you may find her reading, singing, sewing or enjoying time with their five grandchildren.