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.

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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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Anderson J. Franklin

Race & Resilience 

Anderson J. Franklin

With a special emphasis on African-American men’s experiences, AJ Franklin’s research examines the resilience and psychological wellbeing of African Americans.

Lynch School faculty tackle the most pressing educational issues facing children, schools, and communities. Through an impressive range of studies and approaches, they promote healthy lives filled with meaning and purpose.
James Slotta, Associate Dean for Research

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.