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. He holds certifications as a teacher, administrator, counselor, and social worker in New York State and is a member of many professional organizations.
EDUC 201 Principles and Practices of Education
EDUC 303 Child and Adolescent Development
EDUC 406 Human Relations in the Educational Process
EDUG 704 Introduction to Group Dynamics and Human Relations
EDUG 725 Practicum in Groups
EDUG 850 Advanced Practicum for Counselors in Group Procedures
My research revolves around investigating the following issues and topics:
Being a teacher today is more challenging and demanding than ever before. Often, adequate supervision and/or mentoring are not provided to young teachers. Working in a highly stressful environment is the “new normal” for teachers. Almost 50% of teachers leave the profession within the first five years.
"How can the School of Education at Manhattan College better meet the needs of our graduates? What can we do to help our graduates remain in touch with the passion that brought them into the field of education, to keep their sense of mission alive, and to help them support each other?”
Counselor of the Mu Sigma Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society for Educators. This award-winning Chapter has been recognized with four consecutive Major Awards for Achieving Chapter Excellence (ACE), placing the Chapter among the top 5% of all Chapters in the world. It is a very active Chapter on campus, nationally, and internationally.