Biographical Sketch

Dr. Tobin Richardson is a teaching assistant professor in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, where he teaches first-year coursework and directs the college's living-learning community. Dr. Richardson completed his B.S. in psychology (2008), M.A. in counseling (2010), and Ed.D. in adult, higher, and community education (2015) with a doctoral cognate in counseling psychology from Ball State University. As a graduate student he served in the university learning and advising centers, and completed a graduate internship at the APA-accredited Ball State University Counseling Center.

Dr. Richardson conducts research in the areas of student success through rigorous educational programs, the effect of living-learning programs on student achievement, multicultural immersion programs, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. He currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research and as an editorial board member for the Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Learning Communities Research and Practice.  


  • National Certified Counselor

Committees and Memberships

  • National Association for the Advisors of the Health Professions 
  • Association of College and University Housing Officers International

Educational Background

  • Ed.D. in Adult, Higher, & Community Education - Ball State University
  • M.A. in Counseling - Ball State University
  • B.S. in Psychology- Ball State University

Professional Highlights

  • Currently serves as an associate editor for the Journal of Ethnographic and Qualitative Research
  • Completed a 600 hour counseling internship at the Ball State University Counseling Center
  • Has taught internationally at both an HIV prevention/ health practices camp in Ghana, Africa and and English-language camp in Bangkok, Thailand

Research Interests

  • Student success through rigorous educational programs
  • The impact of living-learning environments of student success
  • Multicultural immersion programs
  • The scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Biographical writing