became Dean of the Lynch School of Education in March of 2005 after
two years as Associate Dean, and two years as the Interim Dean.
For those interested in issues relating to the administration of
the Lynch School, please email
me. I also coordinate Lynch School outreach efforts to Catholic
schools locally, nationally and internationally, as well as the
dual degree programs associated with Catholic school education located
in the Lynch School.
continue to engage in research, teaching and service (for detailed
information about my scholarly work, you may click here to consult
my curriculum vitae). I joined
the faculty of Boston College in 1991. Except for one year when
I held the Jesuit Chair at Georgetown University and one year when
I was on sabbatical at the Life Cycle Institute at Catholic University,
I have been teaching and working at the Lynch School of Education.
Most of my teaching has been in the Educational Administration Program,
but I have also taught undergraduate and graduate courses for prospective
teachers. Along with teaching, I have devoted most of my energy
to the study of Catholic schools, especially those that serve low-income
children in urban centers. I am currently in the midst of a national
study of inner-city Catholic elementary schools, with a focus on
student demographics, staffing and structure.