Raymond Sanchez Mayers is an associate professor in the School of Social Work and an affiliated faculty member of the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies. 

Dr. Sanchez Mayers is the Director of Latino/a Initiatives for Service, Training, and Assessment (LISTA).  This is an Area of Emphasis in the M.S.W. program whose goal is to prepare social workers to provide services in a culturally sensitive manner to Hispanic populations, individual, family, and community.  This Area of Emphasis was developed to meet the needs of Latinos in the State of New Jersey and beyond. Courses in the Area of Emphasis, along with internships in Hispanic-serving agencies provide the background, knowledge, and skills to work with this expanding population.  He has authored four books, including Hispanic Substance Abuse and Financial Management for Nonprofit Human Service Organizations. His work has appeared in Journal of Family RelationsJournal of Drug Issues, Children and Youth Services ReviewPrevention Science, and other publications.

Dr. Sanchez Mayers received the Rutgers School of Social Work’s Innovative and Creative Teaching Award in 2017 as well as the Sage/CSWE 2017 Commission on Research Faculty Award for Innovation in Research Instruction.

On a personal note, Dr. Sanchez Mayers plays chess online and is one of the top 100 correspondence chess players in the U.S.

Courses Taught

  • Methods of Social Work Research I and II  
  • Latinos: Culture, Community, and Social Welfare
  • Social Work with Latinos
  • Financial Management

Selected Recent Publications

Curran, L., Sanchez Mayers, R., & Fulghum, F.H. (2018).  Hiring preferences of human service administrators.  Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance, 42(1),95-104.   

Curran, L., Sanchez Mayers, R., & Fulghum, F.H. (2017). Human service administrator perceptions of online MSW degree programs. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 37(4), 385-401.

Sanchez Mayers, R., Wiggins, L.L., Fulghum, F.H., and Peterson, N.A.  (2012). Tobacco outlets and demographics: a geographically weighted regression analysis.  Prevention Science.13(5),462-471.

Ackincigil, A., Sanchez Mayers, R., & Fulghum, F.H. (2011).  Emergency room use by undocumented Mexican immigrants.   Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 38(4), 33-50.

Wiggins, L., Nower, L., Sanchez Mayers, R.& Peterson, A.  (2010). A geospatial statistical analysis of the density of lottery outlets within ethnically concentrated neighborhoods.  Journal of Community Psychology, 38(4), 486-496.

Sanchez Mayers, R., and Fulghum, F. H. (2008). Investing strategies for nonprofit organizations. In L. Ginsburg, Management and leadership in social work practice and education. Washington, D.C.: CSWE Press.

Sanchez Mayers, R. (2004) Financial Management for Nonprofit Human Service Organizations, (2nd Edition). Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas Publisher.

Sanchez Mayers, R., Souflee, F., & Schoech, D. (1994; 2004). Dilemmas in Human Services Management: Illustrative Case Studies. New York: Springer Publishers.

Sanchez Mayers, R., Kail, B.K., & Watts, T.D. (Eds.) (1993). Hispanic Substance Abuse. Springfield, Ill.: Charles C. Thomas Publisher.