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Matthew Lynch
Worked at Widener University
Attended Jackson State University
Lives in West Chester, PA
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Wow, the Thanksgiving holidays sure went by fast!
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Dr. Lynch is a professor, a blogger for the Huffington Post, and the author of It's Time For a Change: School Reform For the Next Decade.
Dr. Lynch 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.
Dr. Lynch 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.
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West Chester, PA