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Maureen E. Kenny, interim dean and professor

From Interim Dean Maureen Kenny

This year, we celebrated the University’s Sesquicentennial and the 60th anniversary of the school of education. As we reflected on the past, we also contemplated our direction for the future. Through this process, we affirmed our commitment to prepare leaders in research and practitioners in education and applied psychology; nurture partnerships with local, national, and international entities that share our mission and vision; and produce research that shapes policy and practice to improve the human condition. Read more »

Wendy Puriefoy, director of education, Barr Foundation and former president, Public Education Network

Lynch lectures present scholarship, propose solutions

The Lynch School marked the Boston College Sesquicentennial and its 60th anniversary milestone with Education and the Future of Democracy, a series of lectures organized by Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools Marilyn Cochran-Smith and Professor Dennis Shirley. The organizers invited scholars, education leaders, and representatives from nonprofits, academia, and organized labor to share their wide-ranging experiences and perspectives, as well as to inform current debates on education—and propose solutions. (Pictured: Wendy Puriefoy) Read summaries and find links to the full lectures »

Professor Larry Ludlow and J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor of Higher Education Philip G. Altbach

AERA roundup

Professor Larry Ludlow (right) and J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor of Higher Education Philip G. Altbach (far right) were among the 22 researchers selected this year as American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellows in recognition of their “exceptional scientific or scholarly contributions to education research.” Read more about Lynch School participants at the AERA Annual Meeting »

Symposium participant photographing Philip G.Altbach, J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor of Higher Education

Colleagues tout Altbach and his inspiration

Higher-education scholars and leaders gathered at a daylong symposium on April 5 to pay tribute to the retiring Philip G. Altbach, J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor of Higher Education. Altbach, who founded the Lynch School’s Center for International Higher Education in 1995, will remain its director as well as a research professor. View slidehow with some symposium presentation highlights »

Members of the School of Education's inaugural class

Alumni celebrate 60 years: Report from the Lynch School reunion

“We weren’t even allowed upstairs in Lyons Hall,” said Carolyn Foley ’56. “We couldn’t wear sneakers, and we had to wear at least two layers of clothing,” added a former classmate, recalling the Lynch School of Education in its fledgling days. (Pictured: members of the School of Education's inaugural class Claire McCormack, Elizabeth Casey, Connie Regolino, and Carolyn Foley) Read more about 60th anniversary event and view video of reunion presentation »

Faculty news

Professor David L. Blustein edited The Oxford Handbook of the Psychology of Working, which includes chapters by Lynch School professors A.J. Franklin and Maureen Kenny.

Sleep deprivation is a significant hidden factor in lowering student achievement, particularly in affluent countries, according to a study by the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center, directed by Lynch School researchers Ina V.S. Mullis and Michael O. Martin.

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Alumni notes

Margret Bell, Ph.D. ’05, director for education and training for VA Mental Health Services’ national Military Sexual Trauma Support Team, participated in the 2013 Sexual Harassment/ Assault Response and Prevention Summit. Bell is a staff psychologist in the Women's Health Sciences Division of the VA's National Center for PTSD and is an assistant professor in Boston University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry.

Ben Locke, M.A. ’98, Ph.D. ’02, is executive director of the Center for Collegiate Mental Health and associate director of clinical services at Penn State University’s office of counseling and psychological services.

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Matthew Malone, M.Ed ’95, Ph.D. ’02

Save the date: Fall symposium

Thursday, October 17, 2013
4:30 p.m.
Yawkey Center, Murray Room

Matthew Malone, M.Ed ’95, Ph.D. ’02
Massachusetts Secretary of Education

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