Diana Pullin

Professor Emerita

Law School and Lynch School of Education


Dr. Pullin’s research focuses on the impact of law on education practice and the relationship between social science research and professional standards on the law. She is a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. In the courtroom, she participated in litigation challenging the use of minimum competency tests to determine the award of high school diplomas.

Dr. Pullin is co-author of many books, chapters, and journal articles, including the 1999 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, published by the American Educational Research Association. Among her recent article publications are: “Performance Measures for Teachers and Teacher Education” (2015). Pullin is a Fellow of American Educational Research Association, an associate member of National Academy of Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Education. From 2015 to 2016, she was Chair of a committee to review the application of a new college for the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.