Gregory Richardson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Division of Teacher Education
Phone: (760) 952-1765
Fax: (760) 952-1734
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Gregory D. Richardson, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Azusa Pacific University, has demonstrated his expertise in areas such as dyslexia in higher education, postsecondary academic success, and strengths-based education. At the secondary educational level, Richardson functioned as teacher and administrator. He was a motivational speaker in California prisons and youth detention centers and the former vice-president of a Texas transitional facility for ex-offenders. He has exhibited an earnest desire and insight into helping people discover and reach their full potential.


  • Ph.D. - Higher Education, Claremont Graduate University
  • M.Ed. - Special Education, Azusa Pacific University
  • M.A. - School Administration, Azusa Pacific University
  • MBA - Business Administration, LeTourneau University
  • B.S. - Industrial Technology, Southern Arkansas University


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

Academic Area

  • School of Education
    • Division of Teacher Education

Courses Taught

  • SPED 508 - Current Trends in Translation Planning for Students with Disabilities
  • SPED 530 - Introduction to Individual Differences
  • SPED 533 - Assessment Issues and Methodologies Related to Student Learning
  • SPED 536 - RtI/Brain-based Teaching and Learning: Reading and Writing Disorders
  • SPED 538 - Special Education Issues: Mild to Moderate Disabilities
  • SPED 540 - Rtl/Brain-based Teaching and Learning: Math Disorders
  • SPED 547 - Implementation of Special Education Legislation
  • SPED 582 - Theories of Learning and Research in Disability Studies
  • SPED 583 - Current Trends in Curriculum and Disability Studies
  • TESP 505 - Educational Foundations and Classroom Management
  • TESP 556 - Methods of Teaching English Language Learners (K-12)