Richard Meegan

Academic Title

  • Assistant Professor of Practice, Education

Over a 41-year career at Masconomet Regional School District in Boxford, Massachusetts, I have served as a teacher of history and A.P. psychology, lead teacher, adjustment counselor, social studies department chair and director of guidance for health education and health services. During that time, I have developed and advised an award-winning Model United Nations Team, served as a class adviser and adviser to the National Honor Society and Student Council.

I also worked part time as a prison psychologist, and continue as a diversion counselor at the Essex County district attorney’s office. Additionally, I was president of the Massachusetts Council for Social Studies, where I continue as a member of the board of directors; president of the Northeast Council of Teachers of High School Psychology; and president of the North of Boston Social Studies Supervisors Association.

In addition, I served as convention chair, and then secretary-treasurer of Division One of the Society of General Psychology of the American Psychological Association. I was a certified psychological counselor and former director of counseling at the Franciscan Christian Formation Center in Andover, Massachusetts.

I recently served on the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Education’s Commission on Civic Engagement. My personal interests lie in the areas of creative and critical thinking as well as humanistic and spiritual psychology.

In addition to his work at Merrimack, I have been a guest lecturer in clinical psychology at UMass Amherst and was a writer for the Social Studies Frameworks for the Massachusetts Department of Education and the Massachusetts Test for Education Licensure for certification in political science.

  • M.A.T. Teaching and Asian Studies Salem State University
  • B.A. Political Science/International Relations UMass Amherst
  • (EDU 2110) Foundations and Principles of Education
  • (EDU 3210) Psychology of Learning and Assessment
  • (EDU 4050) Special Methods for the Middle School
  • (EDU 4100) Special Methods for the Secondary School (Special Methods for Teaching Social Science)
  • (EDU 4901) Practicum, Middle Schools
  • (EDU 4902) Practicum, Secondary Schools