Assistant Professor
Director of the Writing Collaboratory
Phone: ext. 4998

Academic Accomplishments

  • B.A Florida A&M University, 2002
  • M.S. Florida A&M University, 2004
  • Ph. D. Purdue University, 2010


Raised primarily in Miami Florida, Richard is currently in his fifth year as an Assistant Professor of English Literature. He teaches literature courses on the Middle Ages, particularly Old French and Middle English Romance.  In addition to teaching literature, Richard is the Director of the Centenary Writing Collaboratory — a new peer-to-peer writing center that aims to address the quality and effectiveness of students’ written communication at the College. He is also the Coordinator of the Presidential Scholars Program.


Richard’s primary research is in Medieval Literature, with special emphasis on male friendships, masculinity, gender and sexuality in romance and epic. He has a forthcoming article that examines spiritual friendship and the grail quest in Malory’s Morte D’arthur and is currently working on a book project the focuses on male friendship and fellowship in Malory. Richard also conducts and presents research on writing center pedagogy and administration.