This fall, the Lynch School of Education and Human Development welcomes three outstanding scholars, all experts in their fields, who bring to Boston College deep experience in disciplines such as psychology and engineering.
These new faculty have consulted with governments around the world on accreditation; led research on psychometrics for international assessments of learning; and helped middle school students and their teachers understand and improve learning environments.
While rooted in the centuries-old Jesuit tradition of formative education, the Lynch School is advancing the science of pedagogy while striving to make education more just and equitable. These three researchers fit our mission very well.
Educational Leadership and Higher Education
Center for International Higher Education
Driven by a commitment to social justice, Gerardo Blanco questions assumptions about what makes a good university.
Monan Professor in Education
TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center
Matthias von Davier brings his expertise in psychology and mathematics to the crafting of fair, comparable, and immediately useful international assessments of trends and progress in math, science, and literacy.
The Honorable David S. Nelson Chair
Associate Dean for Research
An engineer by training, Brian Smith designs and studies computer-based learning projects for a range of settings, from higher education to health care.