Br. Augustine Nicoletti, FSC 

Br. Augustine Nicoletti, FSC

Chair-Department of Education
Associate Professor of Education

Br. Augustine was born in Brooklyn, New York. He lived in Queens and Vineland, NJ during his childhood. He came to Manhattan College in 2004 to teach in the education department. He enjoys reading mysteries in his leisure time.
 
Educational Background:
  • B.A. International Relations, Syracuse University, 1973
  • M.S. Higher Educational and Adult Counseling, West Chester University, 1984
  • M.A. Formative Spirituality, Duquesne University, 1991
  • D.Min. Ministry and Spirituality, San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1998
  • Administrative Certification, Manhattan College, 1999
  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Saint Mary’s University, 2004
Area of Expertise:
Teaching pre-service secondary education students, globalization and education
 
On becoming a Christian Brother:
I began to search for teaching orders of religious during my senior year in college. The Christian Brothers provided me with an opportunity to develop community and they had a focus on education.
 
Other Brothers who have been inspirational to you:
Br. Christopher Dardis
Br. George Berrian
Br. Francis Bowers
 
Meaningful teaching experience:
Working with a student whose academic ability was being challenged by the required work, taking the extra time to tutor and keep up their confidence and seeing where they were able to pass and graduate.
 
Meaningful experience outside of teaching:
Working with sports teams at schools
 
On his assignments:
Each assignment in its own way has impacted me in a very positive way. For some the community life experience was outstanding and for others it was the teaching part that was outstanding. For me, it’s taking a little bit from each assignment.
 
On his greatest contributions to the College:
My faith, my life as a Christian Brother, my many years of experience in the teaching field and committing to the Lasallian mission.
 
How do you see the College developing in the future?
Adhering to its Lasallian mission of attracting first generation college students and expanding the graduate division.
 
Career at Manhattan:
  • Assistant Professor of Education, 2004 – present
Before coming to Manhattan, Br. Augustine served as associate sean at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota (2001-04) where he also taught education courses. Prior to that, he was principal at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in Buffalo, NY (1999-2001) and associate principal for student affairs at Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, NJ (1996-99). He also served as director of guidance at CBA Lincroft from 1994-96. From 1992-94, Br. Augustine served as campus minister and teacher at Seton-La Salle High School and director of counseling services at St. John’s College High School in Washington, D.C. (1988-91). From 1984-88, he was involved in food sales and marketing in the Philadelphia area. Br. Augustine has also taught at many New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania high schools throughout his career. He was awarded the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award at Seton- Lasalle High School in 1993 and a Top Educator Award from the University of Pittsburgh.