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Randy Richards




Main Campus
Ambrose Hall, AH426
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

Fax: 563-333-6268 personal website

Skype: randy.richards1


Master of Organizational Leadership


Managerial Studies

Master of Business Administration


Education and Development

PhD, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Dissertation: Liberal Impartiality and Just Distribution

MA, Georgetown University

BA, St. Ambrose University 

Professional Work Experience

2003 to Present: Chairperson of the Managerial Studies Department, St. Ambrose University, USA
2007 to Present: Visiting Professor, Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Zagreb, Croatia
2000 to Present: Visiting Professor International Business School MBA program, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
1993 to Present: St. Ambrose University, Professor of Philosophy and Managerial Studies
10/1991 to 10/1992: Palmer College of Chiropractic, Assistant to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs
09/1974 to 01/1993: St. Ambrose University, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy (part-time)
07/1981 to 10/1991: AAA Iowa, Bettendorf, Ia progressed through several management positions. Last position: Director of Educational Development
11/1977 to 07/1981: Davenport/Scott County Employment and Training Department, Davenport, Ia progressed through several management positions. Last Position: Assistant Director
06/1976 to 11/1977: Quint City Drug Abuse Council, Davenport, Ia Director of Outpatient Services
08/1974 to 06/1976: Rock Island County Youth Services Bureau, Moline, IL. Community Advisor


 Instructor Seminars

Licensed instructor "Leadership through People Skills", Psychological Associates, St. Louis Mo. March 1997, later in 1999 licensed in "Partners in Progress" and "Dimensional Management Training."
University of Texas Health Science Center, "Computer-based instruction in Basic and Clinical Sciences", "Evaluating Student Achievement in Basic and Clinical Sciences", Marietta, Georgia, 1992
John Deere Management Training, "Advanced Instructional Techniques", 1989
Karass Seminars, Chicago IL, "Effective Negotiating", "Advanced Effective Negotiating",1988
University of Wisconsin Extension Program, Madison, WI., "Measuring White Collar Productivity", "Paperwork Reduction and Simplification" 1987
Harvard University, John Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA, Institute for Employment and Training, Summer 1980
University of Kansas, Kansas City, Mo., Seminar in Advanced Management 1979
Gestalt Therapy Seminar, Chicago, IL 1976
Licensed Instructor for Parent Effectiveness Training 1975


Publications, performances, etc.

"Performance, Achievement and Motivation at Work," Profit Magazine, Belgrade, Serbia, February 2010, pp.126-127
Use of Credit Scores by the Insurance Industry: Iowa Consumers' Perspective, by Richards, Quinlan, O'Leary. A consumer survey of 1200 Iowan's undertaken for the State of Iowa Insurance Commissioner's Office. December 2009
Nacela eticnosti u upravljanju ljudskim potencijalima (published in Croatian, "Principles of Ethicality in Human Resource Management"), Randy Richards Ivona Škreblin Kirbiš, Mirna Korican, Obnovljeni ┼żivot, Vol. 64. No. 4, December 2009
"Filming in the Back of the Yards neighborhood of the The Jungle wedding reception," article for Lithuanian Heritage Magazine, Nov/Dec 2008
"In Search of the Bride's Roots from The Jungle," article on historical investigations on the ground in Lithuania, Lithuania Heritage Magazine, Nov/Dec 2007
"In Search of the Groom's Roots from The Jungle," article on historical investigations on the ground in Lithuania, Lithuania Heritage Magazine, Sept/Oct 2007
Formed a corporate partnership with Giedrius Subacius and Rise Sanders GRR Productions to write and produce a national documentary film on the writing of The Jungle. Summer 2006
Diary of the 2000 Trip To Lithuania with 2005 commentary and updates published on Giedrius Subacius, Professor of Baltic Languages, University of Illinois Chicago webpage as a class e-book reading assignment. Spring 2006
Diary of the 2000 Trip To Lithuania, published on Giedrius Subacius, Professor of Baltic Languages, University of Illinois Chicago webpage as a class e-book reading assignment, Fall 2005
Played role of Cardinal Wolsey in University production of A Man for All Seasons, April 10-13, 2003.
"Management Skills: Behavioral Styles in Managing Conflict", HR Advisor, City of Austin, Texas, April 2002, pp. 3-6. Article used my behavioral styles conflict assessment tool and explanation.
Performance of my play, Sylvan Slough, March 21-23, 2002, Studio Theater, Galvin Fine Arts Center, Davenport Iowa
Introduction to Viatical Settlements, a self-contained web-based Insurance Continuing Education Course, April, 2001.
"Commission, clients and conflicts," The Mirror, February 2001
"The Ethics of Listening," The Mirror, August 2000
"The Ethics of Business by the Numbers," The Mirror, June 2000
"E-commerce and ethics," The Mirror, Feb 2000
"E-Commerce and Insurance Ethics in the Next Century," The Mirror, Dec 1999
"The Road Ahead," The Mirror, October 1999
"Loyalty and work," The Mirror, June 1999
"The Ring of Gyges: What happens to ethics when there is no fear of punishment?", The Mirror, April 1999
"Holland's Hiker Cabin," Adventure Cyclist, January/February 1998, p.9
Published "Cicero and the Ethics of Honest Business Dealings", De Paul University Ethics On-line, March 1997, This is a professional refereed journal.
Published An End to Deceptive Insurance Sales Practices a new insurance education workbook approved for use in Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska by their respective state insurance departments, July 1996
Appointed as a referee for The Journal of Philosophical Research, May 1996.
Ethics for the Professional Insurance Agent, A manual and workbook for licensed insurance agents, approved for continuing education credit by the state insurance commissions in Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska.

Unpublished or performed

Egle, Queen of the Serpent King, a play under review
Gyges, a novel
Mother of God, a play under review
Weight, a play
Gyges, a play


Academic Service

Member of faculty committee on evaluating adjunct faculty policies and performance, Feb 2010 - present
Member of the faculty committee on revised faculty evaluation methods, Nov 2009- present
Ad Hoc Committee for re-structuring Associate Dean's position for College of Business, Nov 2009
Developed and conducted two workshops on increasing student involvement for faculty at Zagreb School of Economics and Management, July 2009.
Organized an exchange of students and faculty from Zagreb School of economics and Management to participate in the Team Building MOL Class, Aug 4- 8, 2008
Facilitated a meeting and exchange agreement between St. Ambrose International Coordinator and representatives of Zagreb School of Economics and Management, May 21, 2008
Appointed to College of Business Dean's Search Committee, Sept 2007 - Mar 2008
Recruited for the MOL International Class in Zagreb, Croatia at two MOL sessions in August 2007
Presented at the new adjunct faculty College of Business workshop, August 18, 2007
Appointed to the College of Business search committee for the new Dean, managing the recruiting process, July, 2007
Brought in Dr. Giedrius Subacius for history classes on research methods in uncovering the back-story to The Jungle, Mar 23, 2007
Brought in Dr. Neringa Klumbyte for marketing classes on international marketing-nostalgia marketing in the Baltics, Mar 23, 2007
Conflict Management for Residence Advisers, Staff training, Rogalski Center, Jan 15, 2007
Campus liaison for Honorable Somnieng Heuron, Cambodian Buddhist Monk, Visiting International Exchange, Aug 2006 thu June 2010
Antigone and the Constitution, a Constitutional Day panel, Davenport, Iowa, Sept. 18, 2006
Facilitated a meeting between the St. Ambrose International Coordinators and the Director of IBS to establish an exchange program between the schools, Vilnius, May 2006
Organized a three day celebration of "100th Anniversary of the Publication of The Jungle", St. Ambrose University, April 2-4, 2006
Panel member for "Justifying Judicial Review" at the SAU Liberal Arts Friday Forum, September 22, 2005
Iowa Career Counselors Conference, "What's in it for me?", a workshop to increase faculty involvement with campus career centers, St. Ambrose University, July 15, 2005
Insurance Instructors Workshop, from Good to Better, St. Ambrose Insurance Continuing Education instructors meeting, July 14, 2005
Appointed to MBA program revision committee, August, 2004
Promoted and raised funds for the presentation 100 years of Freedom of the Press in Lithuania by Giedrius Subacius, Ph.D. from University of Illinois Chicago, April 16, 2004
Presented at the first Liberal Arts Friday Forum, St. Ambrose, a micro drama on a potential student and the liberal arts. Feb 6th, 2004
The Ride, customer service training for the Student Accounts Department on Campus, Jan 13, 2004
Appointed by the Dean of College of Business to direct the development of an innovative curriculum for a joint Executive M.B.A. program with Vilnius University's International Business School. November 2003
Nominated for 2003 Faculty Member of the Year
Facilitated a workshop for Student Life Residence Advisors, April 15, 2003
Conducted focus group of local insurance providers to establish an improved educational program for insurance education in the greater Quad City Area, Feb 28th, SAU Professional Development Center
Elected to Educational Policy Committee a University governance committee Fall 2002, served two years, last year as Chair
Appointed to St. Ambrose Faculty Handbook Revision Committee, May 2002, served five years
Partners in Performance, two day leadership seminar for St. Ambrose staff, December 20 and 21, 2002
Assisted in the presentation of SAU web based training capabilities for PDC for 30 corporate attendees, also did work for the CD-Rom that is being used to solicit new clients, April 27, 2000
Developed and continuously maintain the Philosophy Department Web Site 2001-2007
"Web-based Instruction and SAU" faculty development presentation with Wayne Slabon, September 23, 1999 Designed and ran the first completely web based course at St. Ambrose - completed summer of 1999 - The course: Human Resource Management. Educational Policies Committee, St. Ambrose University,1998-1999, 1999-2000 secretary
"Conflict of Interest in Health Care", St. Ambrose Physical Therapy Department Staff and students, November, 1994 "Informed Consent", St. Ambrose Physical Therapy Department Staff and students, December, 1994


Community Service

Sponsored, developed and coordinated a week long visit by Professor Yuan Yuan Xing from Liaoning University from Shenyang, China to promote links with Chinese businesses and Liaoning University. Events included press conferences, radio interviews, workshops and private meetings. Jan 7 - 11, 2008
Developed, raised funds and promoted a violin and piano concert featuring performers from Lithuania and Russia, Dec 22, 2007
Appointed to the Board of Directors, VIVA Quad Cities, April 2007
Promoted and produced The Fourth Annual Holiday Classic Music Concert, Dec. 20, 2005
Strategic Planning, Board of Directors, Community Care, Inc. Dewitt, Iowa October 2, 2006
Dealing with Difficult Volunteers, a workshop, The Mississippi Valley Girls Scouts, Davenport, Iowa, April 21, 2006
Facilitated United Way Funders Meeting, Davenport, Ia, March 24, 2006
Promoted and produced The Third Annual Holiday Classic Music Concert, Dec. 20, 2005
Once Upon A Time, Conflict Stories and Their Solution, 2005 Tri-Sectional Conference of Alpha Phi Omega, Augustana College, Rock Island, Il April 16, 2005
Developed, raised funds and promoted a violin and piano concert featuring performers from Lithuania and Russia, December 18th, 2004
The Trial and Death of Socrates, presentation to Central High School Honors English, April 5th, 2004
Developed, raised funds and promoted a violin and piano concert featuring performers from Russia, Feb 11th and 13th, 2004, at Wallenberg Hall, Augustana College and Madsen Hall, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St Ambrose.
Developed, raised funds and promoted a violin and piano concert featuring performers from Lithuania and Russia, December 20th, 2003, Madsen Hall, Galvin Fine Arts Center, St Ambrose.
Local Artists and the new Figge Arts Center, facilitated meeting to improve relationships, Feb 28th, Davenport Art Gallery, with Dan Bozik and Jamie Loftus
Mission Based Leadership, Rock Island Neighborhood Leadership College, Rock Island Ill, January 27, 2003 with Dan Bozik
Stewardship, facilitated a discussion for The Partnership Way, Clinton, Iowa, January 25th, 2001
Facilitated a discussion for United Way task force on unfunded categories in grant requests, September 7th, 2000
Goal Setting a facilitation for Aldridge Day Care Center in East Moline, Il Aug 8, 2000
Board Facilitation Group Strategic Planning two sessions for Florence Aldridge Center Board of Directors, January 2000 East Moline, Il
Board Facilitation Group Strategic Planning two sessions for Just Kids Day Care Board of Directors, November, 1999 and January 2000 Rock Island Il
Developed and facilitated "Shared Vision and Strategic Priorities" A Workshop for Prairie and River Spiritual Resources, October 26, 1998
Davenport Police Department, SWAT Team and Support Personnel, "Hostage Simulation - Live Training", I took two hostages and negotiated for 5 hours with SWAT team for their release and my surrender 1990 Davenport Police Department, Communication Dispatchers, "Life Without Mike", time management/ stress reduction, 1990 Davenport Police Department, Command Officers, "Accomplishing Through Leadership", 1990


Research and Teaching Interests

Adult Education and Development - all aspects
Conflict management
Organizational Behavior especially leadership and group interaction


Civic and Professional Service

American Association of University Professors


Honors and awards

Nominated for Faculty Member of the Year 2003
Graduated Georgetown Cum Laude 1974
Georgetown University Graduate Scholarship 1971-1972
Woodrow Wilson Fellow 1971-1972
Graduated St. Ambrose Magna Cum Laude 1971
St. Ambrose University, Presidential Scholarship 1967-1971

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