Br. Raymond Meagher, FSC

Br. Raymond Meagher, FSC

Assistant Professor of Education

Br. Ray was born in the Bronx and attended St. Raymonds Parish, where he first met the Brothers. Br. Ray first came to Manhattan College in 1994 as one of the part-time faculty in the graduate school. He started teaching undergraduates and became a full-time teacher in 2002. You may seem him out on the Quad with his class in the first week of the fall semester tossing around a beach ball, or maybe balloons. He enjoys sports and novels.
 
Educational Background:
  • B.A. Biology, The Catholic University of America, 1966
  • M.A. Counseling Psychology, New York University, 1971
  • M.S.W. Columbia University, 1978
  • Professional Diploma Educational Administration and Supervision, St. Johns University, 1990
  • Ph.D. Educational Administration and Supervision, St. Johns University, 1996
Areas of Expertise:
Social Work, Teaching
 
On becoming a Brother:
I knew I wanted to become a Brother in high school. The Brothers I knew were happy and they inspired me.
 
Other Brothers who have been inspirations/mentors:
Br. George Berrian
Br. Kevin Hargadon
Br. Francis Bowers
 
On teaching:
It has been very meaningful to see the Greatness emerge in students while here at Manhattan College and when they go out into the world and make a significant difference.
 
On his greatest contribution to the College:
Touching the lives of my students through my presence and my teaching.
 
On the future of the College:
Thanks to Br. Thomas, Manhattan College is going to excel in the 21st Century.
 
Career at Manhattan:
  • Assistant Professor of Education, Undergraduate, 2002-, Graduate, 1994-
  • Moderator at New Faculty Retreat, 2007-
  • Guest Speaker, RA training
While teaching part-time at Manhattan, Br. Ray served as director of education and social services for St. Raymond Parish in the Bronx (1994-2002). He also served as principal at St. Raymond Elementary School from 2001-2002 and directed the St. Raymond Family Outreach Program from 1993-2002. Prior to that, Br. Ray spent ten years as principal of St. Raymond High School where he started as a social worker in 1981. Before his tenure at St. Raymond, Br. Ray worked in several capacities including director of the group home program at Lincoln Hall, a residential treatment center in Lincolndale, NY. Just after his graduation from The Catholic University of America, Br. Ray taught biology, physical science and math for three years at St. Peter's High School in Staten Island. He holds certifications as a teacher, administrator, counselor, and social worker in New York State and is a member of many professional organizations.