Faculty & Research

We’re committed to conducting inventive research—work that informs solutions to complex social problems and promotes the common good. 

Graduate and undergraduate students can research alongside our world-renowned faculty, whose expansive initiatives improve communities and influence local, national, and international education and policy. As they put their analysis into action, faculty members help guide students’ growth as critical thinkers, reflective leaders, and engaged citizens.

Lynch School faculty tackle the most pressing educational issues facing children, schools, and communities. Through an impressive range of studies and approaches, our faculty promote healthy lives filled with meaning and purpose.

Meet our Faculty

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Transformative Research

At the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, our faculty are innovative researchers and thought leaders. Their scholarship aims to not only advance academic knowledge in their fields, but to serve communities across the globe.

Meet Our Faculty

Our leading scholar-practitioners and dedicated mentors improve practice, shape policy, and prepare students to serve diverse populations around the world.


LGBTQ+ Affirming Schools

Paul Poteat

Identifying how school policies, resources, and practices can protect and empower LGBTQ+ students to thrive is key to Paul Poteat’s research and partnerships with schools.

Law and Education

Raquel Muñiz

Seeking to inform educational equity discourse and scholarship, Raquel Muñiz studies the ways in which racialization shows up at the intersection of law, policy, politics, and the culture of resistance.

Digital Equity & Anti-Oppression

Brian TaeHyuk Keum

Using intersectional, contextual, and digitally-relevant approaches, Brian Keum’s Digital Equity & Anti-Oppression Lab seeks to mitigate the mental health costs of discrimination and oppression.

Leading scholarship informed by practice

At the heart of Lynch School research is one goal: direct application to improve schools, communities, and lives. By putting scholarship into practice, our students and faculty help disrupt inequality and enhance the lives of children, families, and adults—right here in Boston, across the United States, and around the world.


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