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A Welcome from the Dean

A Welcome from the Dean


Dear Friends,

Much has changed at the Lynch School of Education over the last decade. We are consistently ranked among the top 20 graduate schools of education. Our faculty members are conducting leading-edge research in a variety of fields. Both our research and training programs have attracted increasing levels of support from external funders.

And yet, in the most profound ways, the Lynch School that you know and appreciate hasn't changed. Our fundamental commitment to teaching and preparing students for their careers has remained central. As you'll see in the profiles contained in this edition of Colloquia, our graduates are finding themselves ready to teach and lead their professional communities, from the day they leave the Heights.

We are gratified to hear often from our recent alumni about the extraordinary value of their student-teaching experience as well as the up-to-date methodologies they learned as students. Those pursuing doctoral studies will often testify to the value of their scholarly projects with undergraduate research assistants.  Others tell us how their Lynch School education prepared them for highly meaningful work outside of classrooms and schools.

I encourage you to read this edition of our electronic newsletter and to share your thoughts and reflections through the feedback link below. In this way, we will continue to build a community of conversation about the School that means so much to each of us.

With warmest regards,

Joseph M. O'Keefe, S.J.
Dean