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Philip AltbachPhilip Altbach
J. Donald Monan, SJ, Professor of Higher Education
Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education
Lynch School of Education
Director, Center for International Higher Education
Ph.D. University of Chicago

International higher education; comparative education; university-society relationships; impact of federal and state government on higher education; affirmative action issues; role of research at universities; student activism; the academic profession. Author of the books Comparative Higher Education, Essays on Higher Education in International Perspective (including a Japanese edition of selected articles) and Student Politics in America; author or editor of numerous other books. Director of BC's Center for International Higher Education. Holds several editorial positions at journals of higher education, including The Review of Higher Education; former North American Executive Editor of the International Journal of Educational Development. A regular contributor of articles to the Japan Times and Times of India. Courses have included: "Global and Comparative Systems in Higher Education" and "Issues in Contemporary Higher Education."

617.552.4236
altbach@bc.edu
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Karen ArnoldKaren Arnold
Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education
Lynch School of Education
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Success of high school valedictorians in college and after college; success in high school as an indicator of success in professional careers; educational and career compromises made by women valedictorians seeking to balance career and family; implications of lack of mentors for valedictorians; gifted and talented students; campus and classroom climate for women; women in higher education. Director of the Illinois Valedictorian Project–a study tracking 81 high school valedictorians and salutatorians since their graduation in 1981. Author of the books Lives of Promise: What Becomes of High School Valedictorians and Remarkable Women: Prospectives on Female Talent Development. Courses have included: "Symposium in Higher Education" and "College Student Development."

617.552.2649
karen.arnold@bc.edu
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David BlusteinDavid L. Blustein
Professor, Department of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology
Lynch School of Education
Ph.D. Teachers College/Columbia University

Career development–including adolescent employment, career decision making and indecision, career exploration and vocational adjustment; school-to-work transition, particularly for students who do not go on to college; work-related issues in general–job shifts, unemployment, psychological consequences of work challenges; socioeconomic class issues in psychology; group psychotherapy.  Courses have included: "Seminar in Group Counseling and Group Therapy"; "Career Counseling and Development."

617.552.0795
david.blustein@bc.edu
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Penny Hauser-CramAndy Hargreaves
Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education
Teacher Education/Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction Department
Lynch School of Education

 

Leadership in education; education reform and change; international education; the emotions of teaching; effects of educational reform on secondary schools and their teachers; relationship between teacher effectiveness and teacher development. Author or editor of more than 25 books, including the award-winning Teaching in the Knowledge Society: Education in the Age of Insecurity and Sustainable Leadership.

617.552.4078
andrew.hargreaves@bc.edu
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Penny Hauser-CramPenny Hauser-Cram
Professor, Department of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology
Lynch School of Education
Ed.D. Harvard University

Inclusion of children with disabilities in typical classrooms; developmental disabilities; early education programs; child growth and development; children and their families living in poverty. Directed follow-up study on the Brookline (MA) Early Education Project (BEEP) of 185 young adults and their parents who participated in an early education project from 1973-1980. Co-authored the books Development of Infants with Disabilities and Their Families; Early Education in the Public Schools: Lessons from a Comprehensive Birth-to-Kindergarten Program; and Essays on Educational Research: Methodology, Testing and Application. Courses have included: "Seminar in Theories of Child Development"; "Seminar in Counseling, Developmental Psychology and Research Methods."

617.552.8664
penny.hauser-cram@bc.edu
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M. Brinton LykesM. Brinton Lykes
Professor, Department of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology
Lynch School of Education
Associate Director, Center for Human Rights and International Justice
M.Div. Harvard University, Ph.D. Boston College

Effects of state-sponsored terror and organized violence; human rights policy and mental health interventions. Violence toward children in Central America; methods of intervention to help children cope with violence; expressive healing techniques–drawing, body movement, drama and music–for young victims of violence; developing community responses to violence. Gender and racial issues in psychology. Associate director of BC's Center for Human Rights and International Justice. Co-editor of the book Myths about the Powerless: Contesting Social Inequalities. Courses have included: "Psychology of Adolescence"; "Culture and Society"; "Child in Society: Integrative Seminar."

617.552.0670
lykes@bc.edu
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James MahalikJames R. Mahalik
Professor, Department of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology
Lynch School of Education
Ph.D. University of Maryland

Psychology of men; gender socialization. Editor of American Psychological Association's Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity Bulletin and editorial board member of Journal of Counseling Psychology and Journal of Counseling and Development. Courses have included: "Issues in Counseling Men" and "Gender Roles."

617.552.4077
mahalik@bc.edu
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Michael O. Martin
Executive Director, TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center
Research Professor, Department of Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation
Lynch School of Education
Ph.D. University College, Dublin

International comparisons of student achievement; large-scale assessment of student achievement. Co-director of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, the biggest international testing study ever undertaken, involving 45 countries, five grades, two school subjects and more than a half million students. Executive director of the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College. Publications include "Are Girls Better Readers? Gender Differences in Reading Literacy," and "Reading Literacy in Irish Schools: A Comparative Analysis."

617.552.3172
martinas@bc.edu
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MullisIna V.S. Mullis
Executive Director, TIMSS & PILRS International Study Center
Research Professor, Department of Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation
Lynch School of Education
Ph.D. University of Colorado

International comparisons of student achievement; large-scale assessment of student achievement; US students' educational achievement in national and international contexts. Measuring complex student skills and understandings, evaluating progress in performance, analyzing achievement data; policy uses of assessment information to increase student learning. Co-director of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, the largest international testing study ever undertaken, involving 45 countries, five grades, two school subjects and more than a half million students. Executive director of the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College. Former director of the National Assessment of Educational Progress at the Educational Testing Service.

617.552.3173
ina.mullis@bc.edu
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Joseph O'Keefe, SJ
Former Dean, Lynch School of Education
Director, Center for Ignatain Spirituality
M. Div., STL Weston School of Theology, M. Ed., Ed.D. Harvard University

Urban Catholic schools; international comparative education; ethics in administration. Co-author of the forthcoming book The Legacy and Future of Catholic Schools. Editor of the book including Catholic Education at the Turn of the New Century; co-editor of books including The Contemporary Catholic School: Context, Identity and Diversity. Courses have included: "Catholic Schools in the 2000s"; "Seminar in Educational Administration."

617.552.8426
joseph.okeefe@bc.edu
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Alec Peck
Associate Professor
Lynch School of Education
Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University

Technology for people with disabilities; educational technology; transit accessibility for the blind. Co-author of the books Access to Mass Transit for Blind and Visually Impaired Travelers and The Profession of Orientation and Mobility in the 1980s: The AFB Competency Study. Has served on the executive board of the New England Regional Council or Children with Behavior Disorders and as the editor of the CCBD National Newsletter. Courses have included: "Management of the Behavior of Students with Severe Special Needs"; "Working with Families and Human Service Agencies."

617.552.3149
alec.peck@bc.edu
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Diana PullinDiana Pullin
Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education
Lynch School of Education (former dean)
J.D., Ph.D. University of Iowa

Testing and the law; equity issues in testing; education law and policy; rights of students with disabilities; teacher performance assessment. Author of the book Special Education: A Manual for Advocates; co-author of several books, including Selling Students Short: Classroom Bargains and Educational Reform in the American High School and Educating One and All: Students with Disabilities and Standards-Based Reform. Courses have included: "Education Law and Public Policy."

617.552.8407
pullin@bc.edu
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Dennis ShirleyDennis Shirley
Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Special Education and Curriculum and Instruction
Lynch School of Education
Ed.D. Harvard University

School reform; urban schools, teacher education, politics and history of education. Principal investigator and director of the Massachusetts Coalition for Teacher Quality and Student Achievement, whose work is to enhance the preparation of teachers whose work will focus on the improvement of urban education. Co-author of the books The Mindful Teacher and The Fourth Way: The Inspiring Future of Educational ChangeCourses have included: "Social Contexts of Education."

617.552.4202
dennis.shirley@bc.edu
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Elizabeth SparksElizabeth Sparks
Associate Dean , Graduate Students
Lynch School of Education
Ph.D. Boston College

Issues related to youth, notably African American youth, and violence; intersection of culture, race and feminist psychology. Courses have included: "Multicultural Issues in Counseling"; "Psychopathology."

617.552.0698
elizabeth.sparks@bc.edu
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Mary WalshMary Walsh
Daniel E. Kearns Professor of Education and Innovative Leadership, Department of Counseling, Developmental Psychology, Research Methods
Director, Center for Child, Family and Community Partnerships
Lynch School of Education
Ph.D. Clark University

Non-academic barriers to learning in urban students; psychosocial functioning of homeless mothers and children. Executive director of City Connects, which joins diverse agencies in an effort to meet the social, educational, health and other needs of urban children and their families in school settings. Director of the Boston College Center for Child, Family and Community Partnerships. Author of the award-winning book Moving to Nowhere: Children's Stories of Homelessness, which chronicles 20 children's accounts of living in shelters due to poverty, family breakdown or parental substance abuse.

617.552.8973
mary.walsh@bc.edu
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