is an assistant professor of education at Widener University and a blogger for
the Huffington Post. He spent seven years as a K-12 teacher in his home
state of Mississippi, which gave him an intimate view of the impediments that
hinder genuine educational reform. He has focused the second stage of his
career on researching topics related to educational policy, school leadership
and educational reform, particularly in the urban learning environment. Dr.
Lynch’s scholarship is intended to make a theoretically and empirically based
argument that genuine school reform and the closing of the well-chronicled
achievement gap are possible. He is the author of Closing the Racial
Academic Achievement Gap and a children’s book, Matthew and the Money
Tree. Dr. Lynch’s research and commentaries on issues ranging from school
reform to politics have been featured in publications throughout the United
States. Throughout his career, he has been interested in developing
collaborative enterprise that move the field of education forward.
is the author of a newly released book entitled, It’s Time for a Change:
School Reform for the Next Decade (Rowman & Littlefield, November,
2011). In addition, he is the author of two forthcoming books; A Guide to
Effective School Leadership Theories (Routledge, February 26, 2012), and The
Call to Teach: An Introduction to Teaching (Pearson, 2013). He is also the
editor of the forthcoming two-volume set Before Obama: A Reappraisal of
Black Reconstruction-Era Politicians (Praeger, 2012). Dr. Lynch received a
Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi,
and a Master’s and Doctorate in Education at Jackson State University.