Dr. Mary Brabeck, Dean, Lynch School of Education
Mary Brabeck, dean of the Lynch School of Education since 1996, is
a noted educator and psychologist. A professor of counseling and developmental
psychology at the Lynch School and a licensed psychologist, Brabeck
was earlier in her career a member of the Teacher Corps and taught at
the junior high school level in an urban school. She is a member of
the Massachusetts Education Reform Review Commission, appointed by the
governor. A fellow of the American Psychological Association, she is
vice-president, northeast region, of the Holmes Partnership, a network
of universities, schools, community agencies, and national professional
organizations seeking to improve teaching and learning for all children.
Brabeck conducts research on ethical sensitivity and the moral self,
professional ethics, and intellectual and ethical development. She has
published more than 70 book chapters, essays, books, and journal articles,
and has received numerous grants, awards, and honors. She is editor
of Practicing Feminist Ethics in Psychology, published in 2000 by the
American Psychological Association. A graduate of University of Minnesota,
she received a master's degree in English and urban education from Saint
Cloud State University (Minn.) before earning a Ph.D. in educational
psychology at University of Minnesota. After teaching in Minnesota and
at Salve Regina College (R.I.), she joined the Boston College faculty
in 1980 as an assistant professor. She was also visiting professor at
the Center for Human Development, Brown University, for a year before
being named dean of the Lynch School.
Dr. Michael O. Martin, Co-Director, International Study Center at
Michael O. ("Mick") Martin has been directing TIMSS internationally
since 1994, first as Deputy Study Director for the original TIMSS conducted
in 1995 and most recently as Co-Director of TIMSS 1999. He is Co-Director
of the International Study Center at Boston College and a research professor
in the Lynch School of Education. He also is Co-Director of IEAs
Progress in Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS).
Martin is an internationally recognized expert in designing assessment
instruments, operations procedures, and quality assurance procedures.
Before joining Boston College, he was a Research Fellow at the Educational
Research Centre at St. Patricks College, Dublin, where he directed
Irelands national surveys of student achievement and served as
Irelands national project representative for four major international
students surveys. He has served on IEAs Technical Advisory Committee
since 1992, and is the principal author of a series of technical reports
that underlie IEAs studies. Martin received a M.Sc. degree in
computer applications from Trinity College, Dublin (1973) and a Ph.D.
in psychology from University College, Dublin (1980).
Dr. Ina V.S. Mullis, Co-Director, International Study Center at
Co-Director of TIMSS 1999 (also known as TIMSS-R) and the TIMSS 1999
Benchmarking Study, Ina V.S. Mullis has been at Boston College since
1994. She is a professor in the Lynch School of Educations Department
of Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. She also is Co-Director
of IEAs Progress in Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS).
Prior to joining Boston College, Mullis was Director of the National
Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) at Educational Testing Service,
where she played a major role for more than two decades in designing
and directing the project, and reporting the results. She was the principal
author or co-author of more than two dozen NAEP reports. She received
a Ph.D. in educational research from the University of Colorado, where
she was the 1983 recipient of the distinguished alumni award from the
school of education. She has considerable management experience and
technical expertise in a wide range of large-scale national and international
assessment methods and issues. Mullis serves on several national advisory
panels, including the NAEP Validation Studies Panel, and is the independent
evaluation specialist for the Foundation for Teaching Economics.