Raymond O’Connell, Ed.D.

Department: Educational Leadership
Rank, Program
: Associate Professor, Educational Leadership

Contact Info:   
: oconnr@sage.edu              
Phone: 518.369.1648
Office:  West Hall, Room # 203  

Degree Information

  • Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University at Albany
  • M.S. Advanced Classroom Teaching, University at Albany
  • B.S. Science Education, University at Albany

Professional Education Certifications:

  • NYS School District Administrator
  • NYS School Administrator and Supervisor
  • NYS Earth and General Science Teacher

Courses Taught:

  • EDL 741: Introduction to Inquiry I
  • EDL 755: Doctoral Research I
  • EDL 756: Doctoral Research II
  • Doctoral Dissertation Supervision

Research and Related Publications:       

  • Issues related to the recruitment and selection of the school superintendent and principal with special attention to the role gender plays in these processes.

Selected publications:

  • O’Connell, R.W., Brown, C. E., & Williams, J.A. (2005). 2005 Profile of the New York State Principalship. [Research Monograph]. Albany, NY: School Administrators Association of New York State.
  • Volp, F.D., O’Connell, R.W., et al. (2004, September). Snapshot V: A Study of School Superintendents in New York State. [Research Monograph]. Albany, NY: New York State Council of School Superintendents.
  • Lankford, H., O’Connell, R. & Wyckoff, J. (October 2003). Our Next Generation: School Leadership in New York State – Availability, Equity and Viability.  Albany, NY: New York State Education Department.
  • Lankford, H., O’Connell, R. & Wyckoff, J. (May, 2003). Identifying the Next Generation of School Leaders. Albany, NY: University at Albany.
  • Talerico, M. & O'Connell, R.W. (2001). Women and Men in the Superintendency: A Case of a Promising Alliance. in Bruner, C.C., & Bjork, L. (Eds.). The new superintendency: Advances in research and theories of school Management and educational policy (Volume 6). New York: JAI Press.



  • Cooperative Leadership Award. National School Development Council. 2006-2007.
  • Administrator of the Year. Capital District Association of Women in Administration. 2003.


  • Collegiate Association for the Development of Educational Administration. Board Member: 1994 – 2003. Vice President for Membership and Executive Committee Member. 2000 – 2003.
  • New York State Association of Women Administrators. 1998 – 2002. Co-treasurer and Board Member.
  • Greater Capital Region Principals’ Center - Board of  Directors. 1996 - 2003.
  • Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) - Board of Trustees. 1993-1997, 1999- present.
  • Rensselaer County Junior Museum - Board of Trustees (1986-1991,1994-96). Served as President, Vice President and Treasurer.


Golf, travel, canoeing, hiking and fishing.