Dr. Michael S. Doyle is a Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he chaired the Department of Foreign Languages from 1993-99. He has also served as Graduate Coordinator (1999-2003 and 2005-2009), Director of the Certificate in Business Spanish (1998-) and Director of the undergraduate and graduate Certificates in Translating and Translation Studies (2000-2012). In 2001-02 he served as the Interim Chair of the Department of Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Virginia in 1981. His specialties are Spanish for Business and International Trade, Business Language Studies (BLS), Translating and Translation Studies (TTS: language, discourse, and transcultural studies, literary and non-literary), and 20th Century Spanish Literature.
Dr. Doyle is the lead co-author of Exito comercial: Prácticas administrativas y contextos culturales (Heinle/Cengage Learning, 5th ed. 2011), an advanced-level Business Spanish text that has been adopted at 417 colleges and universities in the United States and used by more than 46 institutions of higher learning, companies, banks, agencies and other language/culture training institutes (a total of more than 463 adoptions) in other countries as well, including Canada, Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Singapore, and Barbados. He has published a well-reviewed translation of Spanish writer Ana María Matute's collection of short stories, The Heliotrope Wall (Columbia University Press, 1989), and edited Teaching Foreign Languages for Business Purposes: Explorations in Content, Delivery, and Assessment (San Diego State University), the proceedings of the CIBER National Foreign Language Conference held in San Diego in 1993. He has published book chapters, articles, essays, translations, interviews, and other contributions in Spanish and Portuguese for Business and the Professions, in the SUNY-Binghamton ATA [American Translators Association] Monograph Series, The Modern Language Journal, ADFL Bulletin (Association of Departments of Foreign Languages, Modern Language Association of America), The ATA Chronicle, Translation Review, TRANS: Revista de Traductología, Hispania, Global Business Languages, The Malahat Review, Children's Literature, Anales de la literatura española contemporánea, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, New Orleans Review, Fiction, Eutomia: Revista Online de Literatura e Lingüística, and the Working Paper Series of the Center for International Business and Research at San Diego State University, among others. Dr. Doyle has taught 30 different classes in the fields of Spanish, business Spanish, and translation studies.