Timothy Richards, Ph.D.

Timothy RichardsAssociate Professor of Education

Office: Piper Academic Center (PAC) 200

Phone: (618) 537-6887


Education


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


Teaching Interests


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


Teaching Philosophy


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.


Awards


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