Robert Moraghan

Educational Leadership Program

Dr. Robert Moraghan is the Director of the Educational Leadership Programs at Stony Brook University. He also teaches two courses each semester in the Ed Leadership Programs. These courses include School Law, Ed Leadership Practices, and the Research Project Seminar.

Dr. Moraghan joined the Stony Brook faculty in 1990 and, working with Dr. Jerry Malcome, developed the Educational Leadership Programs in 1993-94. Dr. Moraghan retired from the Tuckahoe Common School District in 1993 where he had served as Superintendent since 1983. He has spent the past fifty-four years serving as a teacher (Jericho Public Schools), Assistant Principal (Three Village School District), Principal, District Director of Pupil Personnel and Special Education Services (Carle Place School), Superintendent (Tuckahoe CSD) Interim, Superintendent (Oysterponds UFSD) and University instructor and Program Director (Stony Brook University).

During his years in public education, Bob has held leadership positions in many professional organizations including: President of the East End (Long Island) Superintendents Association, member of the Executive Board of the Long Island School Leadership Center, a nine-year delegate to the New York State Council of School Administrators, member of NYSASCD, member of Nassau County Principals Association, member of NAESP, SAANYS, Three Village School Admin. Assoc., Chairman of the Carle Place EEO Committee, President of the Jericho Teachers Assn. and a long time delegate to the NYS Teacher Retirement System. Bob has recently been elected as a UUP delegate at Stony Brook University and to the SCOPE’s Board of Directors.

His publications include: A paper on Grading and Reporting Practices presented before the American Research Association, reviews in Research in Review IMPACT Journal NYSASCD, RJR Nabisco Foundation Next Century Schools – Joint Proposal with Educational Products and Information Exchange (EPIE). Bob has made numerous state and national presentations and conducted workshops on Curriculum Revision, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Reading, and Grading and Reporting Practices. He has been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal for Leadership and Instruction. Dr. Moraghan was awarded (July 2009) a three year NYSED/Wallace Foundation grant totaling $886,773. He was also awarded a 2012 NYSED/TLQP grant totaling $750,000. The purpose of these grants is to develop Educational Leaders in the high needs school districts of New York City, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Bob received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Cortland, his Master’s degree from C.W. Post College of Long Island University, and his doctoral degree from St. John’s University. He holds NYS Certification as a: School District Administrator (SDA), School Administrator and Supervisor (SAS), Principal, Kindergarten and Common Branch Teacher, and Teacher of Social Studies.

Bob is active in his community, serving as a member and leader in a variety of civic organizations including Friends of the Staller Center, Museums at Stony Brook, a past President of the Three Village Baseball League, member of the Stony Brook Yacht Club and the Three Village Civic Association. He also served in the US Air Force Reserves for eight years.

In his twenty-five years at Stony Brook, Bob has not only planned, developed, and implemented the Educational Leadership Programs but has successfully guided them through several NYS accreditation reviews and two NCATE reviews.