Means, B., Wang, H., Young, V., Peters, V. & Lynch, S. J. (2016). STEM-focused high schools as a strategy for enhancing readiness for postsecondary STEM programs. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. DOI: 10.1002/tea.21313
As a science educator and researcher, Dr. Lynch's work has always focused on the intersection of equity and excellence, exemplified by her book, Equity and Science Education Reform (2000). Her recent work on inclusive STEM high schools has drawn the attention of the White House policymakers and others interested in improving opportunity to learn in STEM fields.
Dr. Lynch seeks to understand how school-level education policies and innovations can help all students to succeed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and increase the number of students underrepresented in STEM who pursue STEM college majors, jobs, and careers.
Dr. Lynch was recently appointed as a member of the editorial board of Science Education. She served as President-Elect, President, and Past-President (2011, 2012 and 2013 respectively) of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), and served as a Board member in prior years. From 2008-2010 she was a Program Director for the Directorate of Education and Human Resources of the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Lynch has taught high school and middle school science. She has been a Fulbright Fellow in Poland and a NISE Fellow. She has taught masters level courses in science education and doctoral courses in curriculum and instruction at GWU’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development.