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Ra'sheedah Richardson, Ph.D.

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sheedah@tamu.edu | 979.845.0793

Office Location: 305D Nagle


Dr. Ra'sheedah Richardson is the Associate Director of the Texas A&M University Center for Teaching Excellence. As Associate Director, Dr. Richardson supports center operations and staff and oversees the operations of several preparing future faculty programs, such as Academy for Future Faculty and Graduate Teaching Consultant. She also leads the Teaching Assistant Institute, a professional development experience for new Teaching Assistants. Dr. Richardson also serves as a campus representative for the nationally recognized Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL).

Dr. Richardson is devoted to the development of a national faculty committed to advancing effective teaching practices in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Her diverse teaching and research experiences, which span over two decades, have helped her to develop a pedagogical approach that allows her to relate to and engage learners of various demographic backgrounds and intellectual experiences. Dr. Richardson’s strengths are: Developer; Achiever; Arranger; Positivity; and Harmony.

Dr. Richardson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 2002; a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Science Education in 2004; and a Doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2012. Dr. Richardson’s research interests include: Graduate Teaching Assistant Development; Future Faculty Development; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education; and Scholarly Learning Communities.     


Research Focus:

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant Development
  • Future Faculty Development
  • Scholarly Learning Communities
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education

Areas of Expertise:

  • Preparation of Future Faculty and Graduate Student Professional Development in Teaching
  • Active Learning and Student Engagement
  • Learning Communities
  • Informal Learning Environments
  • Classroom Observation and Feedback
  • Individual Development Plan
  • Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL Liaison)