Chicago, IL, USA
Richard is an educator with extensive experience at the classroom level in secondary through graduate level as well as having been a high school principal and executive director of a multi-service community based youth service organization. For over two decades Richard has worked at Northeastern Illinois University’s Chicago Teachers’ Center & Center for College Access & Success, where he leads professional development workshops for educators on motivational interviewing, teaching informed by interpersonal neuroscience, leadership development, and experiential team-building, as well as training youth in Play for Peace. At NEIU he also administers school support and improvement programs. He has experience leading workshops throughout the world in English and Spanish (he is bilingual/bicultural). He obtained his doctorate from Northern Illinois University in Adult Education focusing on experiential learning.