Br. Raymond Meagher

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.

Courses Taught

  • 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
  • Research

    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?”
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities
    • Book Chapter: Culturally Responsive Teaching.
    • Book:  Understanding and Teaching Today’s Students, National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, D.C., 2008
    • Article:  Teaching in the 21st Century – “Plain Vanilla Just Won’t Make It
    • Article:  No Child ‘In Emotional Pain’ Left Behind: The Importance of School-Linked Mental Health Services Impact on Instructional Improvement – NYSASCD, February 2010, Volume 35 No. 1
    • Article:  Moomba – Moomba – Moomba: Building “Community” in the Classroom, Pending

    Conference Papers:

    • Teaching in the 21st Century – “Plain Vanilla Just Won’t Make It”
    • Christian Brothers Academy – Faculty Presentation, Lincroft, New Jersey.  October, 2007.
    • Kappa Delta Pi - International Honor Society, 46th Biennial Convocation – Louisville, Kentucky, November, 2007.  Invited Presentation.
    • Educational Consortium:  Professional Development, Manhattan College.  February, 2008.
    • Sharing Our Success – Conference in Urban Science and Math Teaching – New York University, New York, May, 2008.  Keynote Address.
    • Huether LaSallian Conference - Presentation, St. Louis, Missouri – November, 2008.
    • Martin De Porres Programs – Staff Day – Presentation, Springfield Gardens, New York.  May, 2009.
    • Kappa Delta Pi – International Honor Society, 47th Biennial Convocation – Orlando, Florida, October, 2009.
    • Moomba – Moomba – Moomba: Building “Community” in the Classroom
    • Kappa Delta Pi – International Honor Society 48th Biennial Convocation – Indianapolis, Indiana, November, 2011.
  • Professional Experience and Memberships


    Assistant Professor – Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York
            Teach courses in the School of Education:
             Undergraduate School – Teacher Preparation Program (2002 – Present)   
              Graduate School – Counseling Program (1994 – Present)
              Counselor – Kappa Delta Pi – International Honor Society (2006 – Present)
    Director of Education & Social Services – St. Raymond Parish, Bronx, NY
                  Administered four Inner-City Schools and a Family Outreach Program
                  (1994 – 2002).
    Principal – St. Raymond Elementary School, Bronx, NY
                  Administered an inner-city elementary school (2001 – 2002).
    Executive Director – St. Raymond Family Outreach Program, Bronx, NY
                      Administered a school-linked system of Social Services:  Crisis
                      Intervention; Individual, Group, and Family Counseling; Prevention
                      Programs (1993 – 2002).
    Principal – St. Raymond High School, Bronx, NY
                      Administered an inner-city high school.             
                      Taught Biology and Mathematics (1983 – 1993). 
    Social Worker – St. Raymond High School, Bronx, NY  
                      Developed and facilitated programs for Individual, Group, and
                      Family Counseling (1981 – 1983).
    Director - Group Home Program – Lincoln Hall (RTC), Lincolndale, New York                      
                      Administered three Group Homes and a Community-based school in
                      New York City, with a staff of twenty-five people (1978 – 1981).
    Child Care Supervisor – Lincoln Hall (RTC), Lincolndale, New York 
                      Administered treatment programs for troubled youngsters in three
                      cottages and supervised all staff members(1975 – 1977).                 
    Senior Child Care Worker – Lincoln Hall (RTC), Lincolndale, New York
                      Supervised treatment programs for 24 troubled young men and
                      supervised Child Care workers (1969 – 1975).
    Teacher – St. Peter’s High School, Staten Island, New York
                     Taught Biology, Physical Science, and Mathematics (1966 – 1969).
    • Undergraduate Instructor – College of New Rochelle, NY (1982 – 1989)
    • Undergraduate Instructor – Bronx Community College, Bronx, New York (1989 – 1990)
    • Consultant & Social Worker – George Jackson Academy, New York, NY  (2003 – 2007)
    • National Association of Secondary School Principals
    • National Catholic Educational Association
    • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
    • Council of Bronx Principals (Chair: 1986/1987)
    • Christian Brothers Administrators Association (President 1986 - 1988)
    • Kappa Delta Pi - International Honor Society – Counselor (2006 – Present}
    • National Association of Social Workers
    • La Salle School – Residential Treatment Center – Board Member
    • St. Raymond Community Outreach Program – Board Member
    • School District Administrator – New York State
    • School Administrator and Supervisor – New York State
    • Science – Permanent Certification – New York State
    • Guidance – Permanent Certification – New York State
    • Social Worker – Certification – C.S.W. – New York State
    • Social Worker – Certification – A.C.S.W, - National Certification
    • Social Worker – Diplomate – D.C.S.W. – National Certification
    • Child Care Worker – New York State
  • Other

    Scholarly Interests:

    • 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.