Timothy Richards, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Office: Piper Academic Center (PAC) 200
Phone: (618) 537-6887
Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
M.Ed., Educational Administration and Supervision, University of Illinois
M.S., Counseling, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
B.A., History, St. Mary's University of Texas
Foundations of Education and Secondary/Special Teaching Methods
History and Philosophy of Education and Advanced Educational Psychology
Supervision of Student Teachers in Secondary Schools
Educational studies internships
Presentations & Research Studies
Ten Presentations to the Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference
Four Presentations to the Midwest Association of Teacher Educators and Illinois Association of Teacher Educators Conference
Two Presentations to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Annual Conference
Manuscript Reviewer for the Association of Teacher Educators
Editorial Consultant for the Critical Issues in Education publication
I follow the Progressivist thinking based upon the writings of John Dewey who believed that the experiential approach will enable teacher candidates to increase their ability to grow and adapt to a constant changing society.
Recognized by Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society for ten years of service as chapter counselor
Recognized by “Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals” and the “Global Directory of Who’s Who”
Organizations & Memberships
Association of Teacher Educators: serve as an Illinois delegate to the ATE National Assembly, and Midwest representative to the Council of Unit Presidents.
Illinois Association of Teacher Educators Past President (2007-08).
Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honor Society Chapter Counselor
Illinois Council of Professors of Educational Administration
Illinois Association of Teacher Education in Private Colleges
Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Phi Delta Kappa International Honor Educational Fraternity
Golden Apple Foundation Faculty Liaison