Department of Educator Preparation, Innovation and Research

Professor Richardson earned his Ph. D. in mathematics and psychology from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, an M.S. in mathematics as well as a B.S. Ed. in mathematics from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He was a fellow of the John F. Kennedy Institute for School Learning and Individual Differences for three years at Peabody College. Richardson has taught in the mathematics departments of Louisiana State University- Shreveport, University of Tennessee- Nashville, University of Nebraska and Wiley College. He taught and served as chair of the high school mathematics department at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. From 1993-98 he was Director of the Center for Excellence in Metropolitan Education at UM-St. Louis. He was Director of the Mathematics Enhancement Program from 1989-1993.He directed the Office of Research and External Funding in the College of Education from 2002-12.

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Professor Richardson earned his Ph. D. in mathematics and psychology from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, an M.S. in mathematics as well as a B.S. Ed. in mathematics from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He was a fellow of the John F. Kennedy Institute for School Learning and Individual Differences for three years at Peabody College. Richardson has taught in the mathematics departments of Louisiana State University- Shreveport, University of Tennessee- Nashville, University of Nebraska and Wiley College. He taught and served as chair of the high school mathematics department at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. From 1993-98 he was Director of the Center for Excellence in Metropolitan Education at UM-St. Louis. He was Director of the Mathematics Enhancement Program from 1989-1993.

His teaching awards include:

  • Distinguished Teaching Award, 2002
  • Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics Outstanding Post-Secondary School Teacher Award, 1994
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1993
  • Mathematics Educators of Greater St. Louis Outstanding Teacher Award, 1993

Richardson has been the principal investigator for over three million dollars of professional development and pre-collegiate programs funded primarily by the National Science Foundation, U. S. Office of Education, and Eisenhower programs. He has also received funding from IBM, Southwestern Bell and Emerson Electric corporations. A central focus of all projects has been the improvement of student achievement in urban school districts.

Sample Publications:

  • Sherman, H. J., Richardson, L. I., and Yard, G. J. (in press). Teaching the challenged student mathematics. Columbus, Ohio: Prentice Hall.
  • Richardson, L. I., & Richardson, J. K. (2004). The mathematics of drugs and solutions with clinical applications. New York: Pearson Publishing Company. 6th edition.
  • Richardson, L. I. (2001). Student Workbook for Dr. Loyd's Fraction Kit,. St. Louis: Pegasus Publications, Ltd.
  • Ware, M., Richardson, L. I., & Kim, J. (March, 2000). How reform works: An evaluative study of NSF's Urban Systemic Initiatives. Systemic Research, Inc. Norwood: MA.
  • Rodgers, C., Richardson, L. I., & Sherman, H. J. (1999). Mathematics students can count on: A focus on minority students' achievement. Educational Research Quarterly, 22(3), 16-24.
  • Kim, S., Richardson, L. I., Yard, G. J., Cleveland, M., & Keller, K.. (Summer, 1998). Giant Steps- St. Louis: An alternative intervention model for children with autism, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 13 (2), 101-107.
  • Kim, Sung-Soo, Richardson, L. I., & Cleveland, M. (Fall, 1996). A professional development model for mathematics performance assessment. Missouri Educational Leadership, 7(1), 22-27.
  • Sherman, H. J., & Richardson, L. I. (June, 1995). Teachers beliefs related to utilizing manipulatives in teaching mathematics". Education Research Quarterly, 18, 27-36.
  • Richardson, L. I. (1992). Dr. Loyd's Fraction Kit. Pegasus Publications. Ltd.
  • Richardson, J. K., & Richardson, L. I. The mathematics of drugs and solutions with clinical applications. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Book Co., 4th edition, 1990. 5th edition, January, 1994.
  • Richardson, J. K., & Richardson, L. I. (1994). Drugs and Solutions Practice Disk. C. V Mosby Book Company.