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School of Education & Social Policy

Richard Meegan, M.A.T.

Professor of Practice

Education

  • Advanced Certification, Supervision, Evaluation and Curriculum Development, Resources for Better Teaching
  • Certification, Supervision, Counseling and Weschler Intelligence Testing, Salem State University
  • M.A.T., Teaching and Asian Studies, Salem State University
  • B.A., Political Science/International Relations, UMass Amherst

Profile

Over a 41-year career at Masconomet Regional School District in Boxford, Massachusetts, Richard Meegan 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, he 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.

Meegan also worked part time as a prison psychologist, and continues as a diversion counselor at the Essex County district attorney’s office. Additionally, he was president of the Massachusetts Council for Social Studies, where he continues 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, he served as convention chair, and then secretary-treasurer of Division One of the Society of General Psychology of the American Psychological Association. He was a certified psychological counselor and former director of counseling at the Franciscan Christian Formation Center in Andover, Massachusetts.

Meegan recently served on the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Education’s Commission on Civic Engagement. His 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, Meegan has 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.

Office

Austin 213A

Courses

  • (EDU 2110) Foundations of Education
  • (EDU 3210) Psychology of Learning and Assessment
  • Special Methods of Middle and Secondary Social Studies Education
  • Practicum in Middle and Secondary Education