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eColloquia Newsletter

Maureen Kenny, Dean

From the Dean

This edition of eColloquia showcases the innovative work of Lynch School faculty who apply knowledge derived from research and practice to prepare highly effective professional leaders and to inform social and educational policy. We strive to communicate our work to multiple audiences, including other professionals and the public at large, in efforts to attain a broad and positive social impact. Read more »


Doing the right thing

Professor Jacqueline Lerner (left) is the primary investigator and recipient of a three-year, $1.9 million John Templeton Foundation grant to study moral development in children and teens. She and Professor Joseph M. O’Keefe, S.J., (right) will discuss the research bases for faith and character development in adolescence on Friday, May 30, 2014. Read more »

Leigh Patel

Research that informs the immigration debate

“Address immigration reform in 10 to 12 minutes? Piece of cake. I think we’ll have time to talk about the Super Bowl and your picks for the Oscars,” quipped Associate Professor Leigh Patel (pictured), one of three Lynch School professors who discussed their research on immigration and public policy at the ninth annual Faculty Scholars Luncheon on Monday, February 3, 2014. Read more »

Lauri Johnson

Revamping Educational Leadership at the Lynch School

After more than a year of planning, the Lynch School’s Educational Leadership Program has relaunched with new courses, an energized faculty, and a focus on research-based leadership strategies and social justice. (Pictured: Associate Professor Lauri Johnson) Read more »

Faculty news

University President William P. Leahy, S.J., announced the promotions of Lynch School faculty Paul Poteat and Usha Tummala-Narra in the Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology Department to associate professor with tenure, and Mike Barnett and Susan Bruce in the Teacher Education, Special Education, and Curriculum and Instruction Department to professor.

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Alumni notes

Yves Salomon-Fernandez, Ph.D. ’10, is vice president for Strategic Planning, Institutional Effectiveness and Grants Development at MassBay Community College; she is the executive officer for the college’s Framingham campus. Salomon-Fernandez also sits on the Executive Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Network of the American Council on Education’s National Network of Women Leaders.

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Events in Boston and Philadelphia

Believing and doing the right thing: Faith and character development in adolescence
Friday, May 30, 2014
4:00 p.m.
Boston College, Higgins Hall, room 300

The Deans Series: Preparing youth to excel in the 21st century
Thursday, April 3, 2014
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Pyramid Club, 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia

Read more about and register for these and other Lynch School events »