University Profiles


Margaret (Peggy) Brady-Amoon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dept of Professional Psychology and Family Therapy


Dr. Brady-Amoon specializes in school counseling, college student, and career development.

Within the broad fields of counseling and counseling psychology, Peggy Brady-Amoon specializes in school counseling, college student, and career development. Her research on educational opportunity, socio and multicultural counseling and psychology, and factors that contribute to underrepresented college students' success builds on more than 20 years of experience as a counselor, counselor supervisor, and administrator primarily with programs that admit, retain, and graduate at-risk, low-income students of color at rates higher than their more advantaged peers. Her teaching experience - at St. Thomas Aquinas College, Long Island University, and Teachers College, Columbia University - reflects these interests and more.


  • Ph.D., Fordham University, 2009
  • P.D., Fordham University, 1999
  • M.S., Long Island University, 1988

Academic Distinctions

  • Honorary Membership for Infusing Diversity into Teaching, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, (APA, Division 2), 2009
  • Chi Sigma Iota, International Honor Society for Professional Counselors, 2008
  • Alpha Sigma Nu, the Honor Society of Jesuit Higher Education, 2005
  • Girl Scouts of Rockland County, Thanks Badge, 2002
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College 50th Anniversary Commemorative Medal, 2002
  • Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society, 2001
  • Psi Chi, National Honor Society in Psychology, 2001
  • Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, 2000
  • Girl Scouts of Rockland County, Appreciation Pin, 1996
  • Friend of HEOP Award, 1994
  • Leadership Rockland, 1993
  • Who's Who in American Education, 1988-present
  • Outstanding Young Women of America, l988
  • Sigma Delta Pi, Spanish Honor Society, 1977
  • SUNY Oswego Student Leadership Award, 1978
  • New York State Regents' Scholarship, 1974

  • Wrote, coordinated, and submitted seven successful New York State Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) grant proposals, resulting in more than $3 million dollars in external funding to support at-risk students. Grant submissions for several smaller projects were also funded.

  • Brady-Amoon, P. (2009). Transitioning for college success: New perspectives on an old problem. Presentation to the New Jersey School Counselor Association, Long Branch, NJ.
  • Brady-Amoon, P.,  Fuertes, J.N. (2009). The association between self-efficacy, self-rated abilities, adjustment, and academic performance. Poster session presented at the 117th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Toronto, Canada.
  • Brady-Amoon, P., Limardo, L. A., Clyde, W., Waiters, D. V. (2009). Evidence based models for underrepresented college students' success. Symposium presented at the 26th Annual Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • Brady-Amoon, P., Limardo, L. A. (2008). Building on 25+ years of college success for underrepresented people: Current status and future directions. Presentation to the 25th Annual Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.
  • Brady-Amoon, P. (2003). What about students who don't get A's? Invited participant in panel for the Westchester Putnam Rockland Counseling Association, Tarrytown, NY.
  • Brady-Amoon, P. (2002). Achievement of academically at-risk college students: A comparison of HEOP and parallel program students. Presentation to the annual meeting of the Higher Education Opportunity Program Professional Organization (HEOPPO), East Elmhurst, NY.
  • Brady-Amoon, P., Mendelson, N. (2001). Multiple roles in higher education: Ethical, legal, and professional considerations. Presentation to the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  • Brady-Amoon, P., Johnson, D. S. (2001). Clergy and public opinions toward psychology. Presentation to the Annual Psi Chi Conference, Hunter College, New York, NY.
  • Brady-Amoon, P., Limardo, L. A. (2001). An opportunity to succeed, not to fail: A comprehensive approach to at-risk students' first year success. Presentation to the Annual First-Year Experience Conference, Houston, TX.
  • Brady-Amoon, P. (2000). Access and opportunities: The history and politics of race, class and gender in higher education. HEOP Leadership Day, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY.
  • Brady-Amoon, P. (1998). The impact of the New York State standards on college admissions, persistence and graduation. Presentation to the Annual HEOPPO Conference, Albany, NY.



Office Phone
(973) 275-2732


Office Location
Room 309
Jubilee Hall


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