As associate vice provost for engagement and land-grant affairs and the director of academic initiatives in the Einhorn Center, Richard stewards the design and implementation of the Engaged College Initiative; oversees academic programs and initiatives and offers general advising to faculty, staff and students interested in incorporating community-engaged learning into their teaching and research endeavors.
In 2002, Richard received his Ph.D. from Cornell University and from 2002 to 2006, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Lifelong Education, Policy and Administration at the University of Georgia. In 2005, he was recognized nationally as a John Glenn Scholar in Service-Learning for research that developed a transformative service-learning model.
In 2011, 2014 and 2015, he served as co-editor of two special sections on global service-learning for the Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning. He is a co-author of Community-Based Global Learning: The Theory and Practice of Ethical Engagement at Home and Abroad (2018) and co-founder of the Community-Based Global Learning Collaborative, a multi-institutional network advancing ethical, critical and aspirationally de-colonial community-based learning and research for more just, inclusive and sustainable communities.
He was the inaugural director of Cornell’s Center for Community-Engaged Learning and Research (2011-2015).
Why Richard does this work
Working in collaboration with faculty, staff, students and community partners to have a positive impact on the world
I love hiking gorges and playing ice hockey. And I was born and raised in Ithaca, NY