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, M.A. in counseling, and Ed.D. in adult, higher and community education 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's professional interests include: predictors of achievement in higher education, the teaching of financial responsibility, the scholarship of teaching and learning and biographical writing and research. 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. 


  • 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

  • Completed a 600 hour counseling internship focusing on career counseling and diversity issues
  • Taught at an intensive English camp in Bangkok, Thailand 
  • Taught at an HIV prevention/ health practices camp in Ghana, Africa 

Research Interests

  • Predictors of Achievement in Higher Education
  • The Teaching of Financial Responsibility in Higher Education
  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Biographical Writing and Research