Thomas More Brennan Professor
A. Lin Goodwin (葛文林) is the Thomas More Brennan Chair of Education at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. Prior to joining Boston College, she was Dean of the Faculty(School) of Education at the University of Hong Kong (2017-2022) and Vice Dean at Teachers College, Columbia University (TCCU) in New York (2011-2017), where she also held the Evenden Foundation Chair in Education. Professor Goodwin served as Vice President of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)—Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education (2013-2016), and is a Senior Research Fellow of the Learning Policy Institute. She received the 2022 Spencer Foundation Mentor Award honoring her work with emerging academics and doctoral students. She is the recipient of several multi-million-dollar U.S. federal grants to support TR@TC, an innovative teaching residency program at TCCU that she designed and launched in 2009, a program that has prepared 13 cohorts—and counting—of exceptional teachers for NYC schools.