Ph.D. Communication Sciences, University of Connecticut, 2011
M.A. Communication Sciences, University of Connecticut, 2007
B.A. Communication Studies, Kent State University, 2005
Courses Taught:Interpersonal Health Communication (Graduate), Communication in Health Organizations (Graduate), Health Communication, Communication Theory, Business and Professional CommunicationResearch Interests:Health communication, information seeking, message design.
Dr. Richard's has articles published in Communication Research Reports, Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet, The Northwest Journal of Communication, Health Education, SAGE Open, Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, International Journal of Communication and Health, and The Journal of Effective Teaching. Dr. Richard's work has been presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Southern States Communication Association Conference, DC-Area Health Communication Conference, Kentucky Conference on Health Communication and Eastern Communication Association Conference.Outside of the classroom Dr. Richards enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, Sarge. Their favorite destination is the beach, and they particularly enjoy Surf City and the Outer Banks.