Faculty & Research

Where Inquiry Meets Action

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.

A Leader in Research

The Lynch School accounts for the largest percentage of research grant revenue among schools at Boston College—31.7% of the University’s total research dollars.

Meet Our Faculty

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

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Henry Braun

Educational Policy Analysis

Henry Braun

Seeking to increase opportunity in education, Henry Braun directs Boston College’s Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Education Policy, an educational research organization.

Research by the numbers

31.7%

of the University’s total research dollars

2018–19

$18.1M

research funding

2018–19

12

books published by faculty

2019

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.

College Bound Program

Local high school students participate in College Bound, the Lynch School’s pre-collegiate enrichment program, led by Catherine Wong, Director of Urban Outreach Initiatives.