Robert Richardson is a clinical assistant professor in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at the North Puget Sound – Everett branch of Washington State University. He earned his doctorate in American Studies from WSU and holds a master’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in communication studies from Northern Michigan University.

Richardson has a strong appreciation for all forms of music and for the last several years he has focused his academic research primarily on the study of traditional punk culture and its strategies of resistance to and subversions of hegemonic systems of power. His research interests also include the study of popular culture and identity formation within marginalized communities.

His research efforts are especially useful in the critical culture components of the communication classes that he teaches, which include: Stereotypes in Communication, Intercultural Communication and Globalization, and Gender and the Media. He also teaches classes that focus on general communication skills, including Foundations of Persuasion and Writing in Communication.

His favorite part about working at WSU, he said,  is working with the students and being a part of the Murrow faculty, which means being part of a tradition of excellence where issues of social ethics and responsibility are of paramount importance.

Bio authored by Cadee Christian, Class of 2018