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Richard Williams Adjunct Instructor School of Education

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Master of Arts in Teaching- Exceptional Education from Clark Atlanta University, 2012

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Georgia State University, 2010

Certificate- Applied Compassion, Stanford University School of Medicine, expected 2022

Favorite Spot on Campus
A quiet space with coffee and a book, or hiking a trail with my dogs.
Book Currently Reading
Atlas of the Heart, Brene Brown
Richard is an adjunct instructor and active member of the School of Education community. He has served in several districts as a teacher and district administrator for 12 years. Richard serves in the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and Division for Emotional and Behavioral Health (DEBH formally CCBD) in various roles and mediums of engagement. Richard is an active scholar-practitioner through publications such “I Can't Breathe: The African American Male With Emotional Disabilities in Education” (Griffen, 2020) and his latest text “Handbook of Research on Challenging Deficit Thinking for Exceptional Education Improvement,” is now available through the AU library online databases or for purchase.

His research interests include: Emotional/Behavioral disorders, Social/Emotional Learning, Mental health, Servant Leadership, Culturally Responsive Practices, Compassion, Mindfulness, Social Justice.
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