Educational Leadership

Raymond Obeng EdD, IEAA-AF

Part-time Lecturer II
Ray Obeng

Office Location

221 Bailey Hall


(207) 780-5316

Academic Degrees

  • EdD in Organizational Leadership, Northeastern University
  • Commonwealth Executive Master of Public Administration (CEMPA), Commonwealth of Learning/Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
  • Bachelor of Education in Arts (B.Ed- Arts), University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana


Dr. Raymond Obeng is a Ghanaian American who received most of his education in Ghana. He holds a Doctor of Education with organizational leadership concentration from Northeastern University, Boston, MA; a Commonwealth Executive Master of Public Administration (CEMPA) from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana; and a Bachelor of Education in Arts from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. His humility, professionalism, passion, and dedication are evident in his mentoring, practicum, teaching, training, and tutoring sessions, as well as his leadership style and the courses he teaches, including research methodology, at the graduate level at Lasell University’s Graduate and Professional Studies and University of Southern Maine’s Department of Educational Leadership. His research focuses on career development through mentoring. He writes articles and is a poet and an author. He has presented at several seminars and conferences including Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Education Convening that focused on Change Agent as a Scholar-Practitioner: Designing a Blueprint for Change. Further, he serves as an African Leadership Network for Human Services’ Untapped Talent Project advisor at African Bridge Network, Boston. Dr. Obeng has also held positions in the human services field, including services coordinator, program supervisor, and development services specialist and served as practicum supervisor, internship coordinator, regional mentoring team member, and regional diversity committee member at the Massachusetts’ Department of Developmental Services. Before that, he worked as a public-school teacher at the Ghana Education Service and was promoted to assistant superintendent and principal superintendent ranks before settling in Massachusetts, USA in 2011. His personal favorite quote is “Teaching is the only profession measured according to the impact made in the lives of future leaders”, which has had more than 5,200 impressions on Twitter.

Areas of Expertise

Research methodology, leadership, management, mentoring

Research Interests

Leadership, management, mentoring, career development

Areas of Scholarship

Career development, mid-level management, organizational leadership

Recent Publications

Obeng, R. (2020). A narrative study exploring the process and effectiveness of a state agency’s employee performance rating system to remediate skills gaps. Glasstree Academic Publishing Digital Archive. and-effectiveness-of-a-state-agencys-employee-performance-rating-system-to-remediate-skills- gaps_1341/

Obeng, R. (2020). Exploring implementers’ experiences with change related to the implementation and sustainability of the capitation grant policy in Ghana: A narrative inquiry. Glasstree Academic Publishing Digital Archive. experiences-with-change-related-to-the-implementation-and-sustainability-of-the-capitation- grant-policy-in-ghana-a-narrative-inquiry_1298/

Obeng, R. (2018). Fostering career development through mentoring: A narrative study. (Publication No. handle:2047/D20316427) [Doctoral dissertation, Northeastern University]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.

Obeng, R., Mwaura, C., Addo, C., Amaniampong, G. N., Abdulai, M., Quainoo, N., & Yamoah, W. (2017). The six rights of successful leadership: Best approaches enhance organizational success. Morrisville, NC: Lulu Publishing Services

Professional Activity


  • Abibitumi (Kmtyw Social Education Communiversity)
  • Insights Association
  • International Education Association of Australia
  • Washington Evaluators
  • Lasell University’s Committee on Academic Research and Development
  • African Bridge Network, Boston, MA
  • University of Southern Maine’s EDU 600 Learning Community