A Bold Spirit of Inquiry

Our faculty and staff are outstanding and influential researchers whose work dismantles barriers and counteracts injustices. Our students are well-prepared to be the next generation of researchers.

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has provided funding that will support a partnership between the CERES Institute for Children and Youth at BU Wheelock, the Boston Debate League (BDL), and the Henderson Inclusion School, a Boston Public School which serves students of diverse ethnic, linguistic, and ability backgrounds from early childhood through grade 12.

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Jennifer Altavilla

BU Wheelock's Jennifer Altavilla is passionate about collaborating with districts, schools, and teachers to improve multilingual learners’ school experiences and access to grade-level curriculum.

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The study, "The Development and Evaluation of a New ASL Text Comprehension Task," examines the reliability of the American Sign Language Text Comprehension Task (ASL-CMP).

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A STEM educational application co-created by BU Wheelock's Nermeen Dashoush features prominently in a  partnership between MarcoPolo Learning and Teaching Strategies.

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Rigorous Research that Results in Real Solutions

At BU Wheelock, our vibrant research community nurtures dozens of ongoing projects. Our culture of inquiry and curiosity about challenges in education and human development leads to answers that can be applied in the real world.

BU Wheelock Associate Professor of Special Education Dr. Nate Jones has been published in the newly announced EdResearch for Recovery Project. Published via Brown University’s Annenberg Institute for School Reform and Results for America, and supported by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the project will provide rapid-turnaround evidence briefs from top policymakers, educators, parents, and other advocates as they respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Research. Productivity. Impact.

Our research centers, institutes, and labs continuously engage our faculty, staff, and students in methodological, conceptual, and interdisciplinary work and in making a positive contribution at BU and beyond.