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Gregory Richardson, M.Ed.

Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education
Phone: (760) 952-1765
Fax: (760) 952-1734
Gregory Richardson has functioned at the secondary educational level as teacher and administrator, and has taught in higher education for more than a decade. He was a former senior pastor, vice-president of a Texas transitional facility, and has been a motivational speaker at California youth detention centers and prisons. Greg’s previous research focused on how to close the achievement gap with the assessment of human behaviors and the implementation of a strengths-based education. Greg has demonstrated an earnest desire for, and, profound insights into helping people reach their full potential.


  • M.Ed. - Special Education, Azusa Pacific University, CA
  • M.A. - School Administration, Azusa Pacific University, CA
  • MBA - Business Administration, LeTourneau University, TX
  • B.S. - Industrial Technology, Southern Arkansas University, AR


  • Professional Clear, Education Specialist, Special Education, California
  • Preliminary Administrative Services, California
  • Preliminary Designated Subjects, Business & Computers, California


School of Education

  • Teacher Education

Courses Taught

  • SPED 530 – Introduction to Individual Differences and Strengths-based Education
  • SPED 531 – Assessment Issues and Methodologies Related to Student Learning
  • SPED 536 – Rtl/Brain-based Teaching and Learning: Reading and Written Language Arts Disorders
  • SPED 538 – Special Education Issues: Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • SPED 547 – Implementation of Special Education Legislation
  • SPED 554 – Advanced Study Teaching Special Populations