Member Since: 2017
Diana C. Pullin, J.D., Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Education Law and Public Policy in the Lynch School of Education and the School of Law at Boston College. The focus of all of Pullin’s work has been the improvement of access to meaningful educational opportunity for all students. Her research focuses on the impact of law on education practice and the relationship between social science research and professional standards on the law. In addition to her faculty role, Pullin has served as Dean of Boston College’s School of Education and as legal counsel for students, educators and schools in many different types of legal disputes, particularly over high stakes uses of testing. She has published numerous books, chapters, and articles on education law and public policy, educational and employment testing, educator quality, educational accountability, and individuals with disabilities. She has devoted a great deal of time to serving as a volunteer expert at the National Academy of Sciences, advising Congress and state and federal government officials on education policy issues. She also works as an advisor to lawyers on issues concerning the use of experts in educational and employment litigation involving testing. Pullin is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, a Lifetime National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, and served on the Board on Testing and Assessment of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. She was formerly Associate Editor and Co-editor of the interdisciplinary journal Educational Policy.