Stephen Richards

Contact Information

  • Email: Stephen Richards
  • Phone: 937-229-4511
  • Location: Raymond L. Fitz Hall, Room 680-B1

Stephen B. Richards

Associate Professor, Special Education

  • Full-Time Faculty

Courses Taught

  • EDT 342/574 Behavior Management
  • EDT 343/572 Intro. to Education of Learners with Mild/Moderate Needs
  • EDT 442/575 Assessment: Mild/Moderate
  • EDT 443/576 Curriculum: Mild/Moderate
  • EDT 444/579 Instructional Strategies: Mild/Moderate
  • EDT 476/589 Student Teaching: Mild/Moderate
  • EDT 577Career Education/Special Education


  • Ed.D., Florida Atlantic University
  • M.A., East Carolina University
  • B.A., University of North Carolina

Professional Activities

Council for Exceptional Children

Research Interests

  • Dispositions assessment and development
  • Collaboration

Selected Publications


  • Taylor, R.L., Smiley, L., & Richards, S.B. (2009). Exceptional students. Preparing teachers for the 21st Century. Columbus, OH: McGraw Hill.
  • Taylor, R.L., Richards, S.B., & Brady, M. (2005). Mental retardation: Historical perspectives, current practices, and future trends. Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.
Journal articles
  • Cullen, J., Richards, S.B., & Lawless Frank, C. (2009). The effects of computer software to enhance writing skills in students with disabilities. Journal of Special Education Technology.
  • Richards, S.B., Lawless Frank, C., & Goshe, J. (2007). A survey of school Superintendents concerning best practices implementation in state and district testing of students with disabilities. The Ohio Journal of Teacher Education, 20(1):29-35.
  • Richards, S.B., & Dysard, G.L. (2006). A framework for professional goal development in technology use. The Ohio Journal of Teacher Education, 19:18-26.
  • Richards, S.B., & Taylor, R.L. (2005). A review of biobehavioral state assessment in individuals with profound disabilities. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 30:5-13.
  • Richards, S.B., Hunley, S., Weaver, R., & Landers, M.F. (2003). A pre-service training program in collaboration skills for secondary and special education candidates. Teacher Education and Special Education, 26:246-250.
  • Richards, S.B., & Dysard, G.L. (2003). Teaching in blended face-to-face and on-line environment: Perspectives and recommendations. The Ohio Journal of Teacher Education, 16:29-3.