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Dean Maureen Kenny

From the Dean

Late spring is a season of optimism and renewal—for educators perhaps most of all. The students we’ve nurtured now leave us, equipped, we hope, with the tools to think, to grow, and to succeed. As I looked out at our graduating students at Commencement in May, I felt confident that we had prepared them to become highly effective professionals and leaders. As I told them that day, their education is not an end in itself, but the beginning of a journey that will lead them in exciting, even uncharted directions. Read more from Maureen Kenny »

Professor Diana C. Pullin

Double impact: Law and Education dual degree

Education adviser to U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. Civil rights attorney in the U.S. Department of Education. Legal intern for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. These are among the plum jobs snared by alumni and students of Boston College’s Law and Education Dual Degree Program. Read more about the Law and Education program »

Buehler Sesquicentennial Assistant Professor David Miele

New Buehler Sesquicentennial Chair: On the nature of knowing

As an undergraduate and then a master’s degree student in philosophy at Columbia University, Lynch School of Education Assistant Professor David Miele was drawn to two enduring questions: What do we know and how do we know it? But it wasn’t until his doctoral studies in social psychology at Northwestern University that he began to apply beliefs about the nature of intelligence and ability to the psychology of learning—the crux of his work today. Read more about Miele's research »

Mike Barnett with local high school students

Lynch School showcases STEM engagement

Educators from across the country learned about Lynch School science and mathematics education programs in a video featured at the April 2014 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference. Read more and view video »

Professors Jackie Lerner and Joseph O’Keefe, S.J.

Reunion report: Adolescent faith and character

“We continue, as a myth, to promote this idea that adolescents need to be managed,” Professor Jacqueline V. Lerner told a crowd at the Lynch School Reunion kickoff lecture in Higgins Hall May 30. It is time, she said, to reconsider the predominant view of adolescents as “problems,” and consider them “resources to be developed.” Read more and view video »

Faculty news

Associate Professor Patrick Proctor was awarded a three-year, $1.47 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences together with colleagues at the University of Maryland. The project will create a literacy curriculum that targets language development to promote reading comprehension among bilingual learners in upper elementary schools. Read more faculty news »

Alumni notes

Elizabeth Béjar, Ph.D. ’09, was appointed vice provost for academic affairs at Florida International University. Read more alumni notes »

Save the date: Fall Symposium

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
4:30 p.m.
Boston College, Yawkey Center, Murray Room
Joan Lombardi, M.A. '73
International expert on child development and social policy
Read more about the Fall Symposium »