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Ra'sheedah Richardson, Ph.D.

Ra'sheedah Richardson, Ph.D.


Office: 232H Blocker
Phone: 979.845.0793


Dr. Ra’sheedah Richardson is the Director of Educational Development and Recognition at the Center for Teaching Excellence. Within the scope of her role at the Center, Dr. Richardson oversees several of the Center’s initiatives: Graduate Student Professional Development in Teaching, English Language Proficiency, Faculty Development Programming, and Awards. In addition, she assists the Executive Director in managing the Center’s daily operations. 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 nurturing of future and current college educators prepared to advance teaching and learning 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 and interpersonal approach that allows her to relate to and engage learners of various demographic backgrounds and intellectual experiences. Dr. Richardson’s Clifton Strengths’ are Developer; Achiever; Arranger; Positivity; and Harmony. 

Dr. Richardson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology; a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Science Education; and a Doctorate degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Richardson champions innovative teaching practices that elevate higher education. She envisions a future where transformative education, propelled by teaching excellence across the higher education landscape, meets dynamic educational needs.

Research Focus:
●    Faculty Development Programs
●    Graduate Teaching Assistant Development
●    Scholarly Learning Communities
●    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education

Areas of Expertise:
●    Pedagogical Leadership
●    Educational Research
●    Preparation of Future Faculty 
●    Active Learning and Student Engagement
●    Informal Learning Environments
●    Learning Communities
●    Classroom Observation and Feedback
●    Individual Development Plan

Leadership and Service:

●    Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Campus Liaison
●    English Language Proficiency Taskforce
●    First Year Experience (FYEX 101) Course
●    Student Organization Advisor