Department Chair & Associate ProfessorFuneral Service Education
M.Ed., Cambridge College,
B.A., Rhode Island College
A.S.F.S., New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences
Professor Megna has more than 30 years of practical experience in funeral service and believes that care, compassion, dedication and competence are the necessary skills to succeed as a funeral service practitioner.
He is actively engaged on weekends as a funeral director and embalmer at a local funeral home and integrates real-life examples and situations into the lessons presented in class.
“I love teaching. For me there is nothing more rewarding than touching the hearts and minds of my students. As a funeral service practitioner it is indeed an honor and sacred privilege to have a family entrust their departed loved one to my care.”
Professor Megna received the Ronald J. Lettieri Award for Excellence in Teaching from Mount Ida College in May 2014 and received acknowledgement in the Who’s Who Among American Teachers during the 2004-2005 Academic Year.
He is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island and a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner in the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.
Professor Megna is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Mount Ida College Alumni Association, Class of 1984,National Science Teachers Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the New England Educational Assessment Network.
He teaches Board Certification and Competencies Skills, Principles of Embalming, Embalming Clinical, Funeral Home Management Internship Seminar, Survey of Microbiology for Funeral Service, Embalming Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology.