Michael D. Richardson

Michael D. Richardson is Director of the Doctoral Program in Curriculum and Leadership and holds the Fuller E. Callaway Chair in Educational Leadership at Columbus State University. He previously held faculty and administrative appointments at Western Kentucky University, Clemson University, Georgia Southern University, Mercer University, and Southeastern Louisiana University. He completed a BS and MA in Education at Tennessee Technological University and was awarded the EdD in Educational Administration from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Richardson served as Founding Editor of the Journal of School Leadership an internationally refereed journal of educational leadership, Founding Editor of Contemporary Issues in Educational Leadership, and as Editor of The Journal of At-Risk Issues. He has authored or edited 17 books, published more than 150 articles in professional journals, published more than 50 book chapters and made more than 250 presentations to state, regional, national and international professional organizations. He has chaired more than 90 dissertations and continues to actively collaborate and conduct research and write for publications. His current research areas are organizational theory, particularly resiliency of leaders, phenomenology, and the implications of technology for administrators. Dr. Richardson served as a secondary and elementary principal, Personnel Director, Director of Special Projects, Coordinator of Federal Programs, and Assistant Superintendent before entering higher education.

Publications

Disruption and Innovation in Global Higher Education as Viewed Through the Lens of Complexity Theory
Robert E. Waller, Pamela A. Lemoine, Christopher J. Garretson, Michael D. Richardson. © 2021. 24 pages.
The focus in 21st century society is knowledge-based: learning is critical, and information will continually become obsolete. The success of global higher education institutions...
Higher Education at a Crossroads: Accountability, Globalism and Technology
Pamela A. Lemoine, Thomas Hackett, Michael D. Richardson. © 2021. 34 pages.
The leadership needs to develop new organizational structures and systems that will promote and encourage quality learning and the ability to assess the impact of the teaching....
Data Mining in Global Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges for Learning
Evan G. Mense, Pamela A. Lemoine, Michael D. Richardson. © 2020. 35 pages.
Historically, educators in higher education have searched for reliable means and methods to increase student learning. Many techniques and strategies have been used and even some...
Immigrant and Refugee Children in the United States: Challenges for Teachers and School Administrators
Pamela Lemoine, Michael D. Richardson. © 2020. 28 pages.
Since 2014 America has seen increasingly large numbers of poor, immigrant refugee children, often unaccompanied, arrive in the United States. By 2016, 26% of the 70 million...
Pursuit of Online Services for Online Students
Michael D. Richardson, Gina Sheeks, Robert E. Waller, Pamela A. Lemoine. © 2020. 41 pages.
Increasing numbers of university students are studying online. Distance learning enrollment in global higher education has increased dramatically in the past two decades due to...
Knowledge Mobilization and Global Higher Education: Building Capacity for Change
Christopher J. Garretson, Pamela A. Lemoine, Robert E. Waller, Michael D. Richardson. © 2020. 23 pages.
Two major world changes have changed global higher education; the move from a content-based economy to a knowledge-based economy and globalization have led global higher...
Preparing and Supporting Classroom Teachers Through Induction
Pamela A. Lemoine, Tak C. Chan, Michael D. Richardson. © 2019. 22 pages.
While teacher mentoring programs are highly recommended to support new teacher graduates, not all states require teacher mentoring. Other professions such as medicine and law...
Teacher Induction for Teachers Prepared Online: An Answer in Search of a Question
Michael D. Richardson, Marguerite H. Yates, Pamela A. Lemoine. © 2019. 25 pages.
Innovation and change in university preparation of teachers requires acquisition of technological pedagogy in response to the demands of a knowledge economy where students are...
Creative Disruption in Higher Education: Society, Technology, and Globalization
Pamela A. Lemoine, Michael D. Richardson. © 2019. 19 pages.
Globalization and the mushrooming of digital technologies accelerated tremendously during the last decade. Current technology clearly provides the means for acquiring greater...
Technology and Learning: Preparing Teachers for the Future
Pamela A. Lemoine, Marguerite Yates, Michael D. Richardson. © 2019. 19 pages.
This chapter presents innovation and change in university preparation of teachers requires acquisition of technological pedagogy in response to the demands of a knowledge economy...
The Green School: A Superintendent's Perspective
Maggie Shook, Michael D. Richardson. © 2019. 17 pages.
Green schools are supportive and efficient spaces, the places that the authors speculate should inspire others to value students, sustain the environment, and promote learning....
Resilience for Faculty Development in Global Higher Education
Pamela A. Lemoine, Sharon Seneca, Michael D. Richardson. © 2019. 24 pages.
Globalized higher education has created many challenges for faculty including the uncertainty and rapid change in the missions, faculty, and teaching. In this volatile...
Retention of Online Learners: The Importance of Support Services
Pamela A. Lemoine, Gina Sheeks, Robert E. Waller, Michael D. Richardson. © 2019. 11 pages.
The most important word for contemporary global higher education institutions is retention. Although online education enrollment in these institutions has increased by...
Marketing Micro-Credentials in Global Higher Education: Innovative Disruption
Pamela A. Lemoine, Wendy M. Wilson, Michael D. Richardson. © 2018. 23 pages.
Now that society has assumed a global focus, supported by technology, higher education institutions are asked to offer the highest quality education, especially technology skills...
Using Social Media to Facilitate Instruction and Increase Marketing in Global Higher Education
Michael D. Richardson, Sarah G. Brinson, Pamela A. Lemoine. © 2018. 20 pages.
The technological revolution of the past two decades has changed global higher education, particularly with the impact of social media. There are two primary functions of social...
Global Higher Education and VUCA – Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity
Pamela A. Lemoine, P. Thomas Hackett, Michael D. Richardson. © 2017. 20 pages.
VUCA describes today's chaotic, turbulent, and rapidly changing education environment, which is the new educational normal. VUCA; volatility, uncertainty, complexity...
The Impact of Online Learning on Global Intellectual Property Issues
Pamela A. Lemoine, P. Thomas Hackett, Michael D. Richardson. © 2017. 33 pages.
Intellectual Property (IP) has long been an issue of debate among higher education institutions in the United States and other countries. However, determining ownership and the...
Impact of Technology Ambiguity on Leadership in Global Higher Education
P. Thomas Hackett, Pamela A. Lemoine, Michael D. Richardson. © 2017. 12 pages.
The environment of higher education is becoming a complex landscape that presents multiple challenges for leaders to develop strategies for institutions seeking to thrive in an...
Higher Education at a Crossroads: Accountability, Globalism and Technology
Pamela A. Lemoine, Thomas Hackett, Michael D. Richardson. © 2016. 31 pages.
The leadership needs to develop new organizational structures and systems that will promote and encourage quality learning and the ability to assess the impact of the teaching....
Technology and Learning: Preparing Teachers for the Future
Pamela A. Lemoine, Marguerite Yates, Michael D. Richardson. © 2016. 19 pages.
This chapter presents innovation and change in university preparation of teachers requires acquisition of technological pedagogy in response to the demands of a knowledge economy...
The Impact of Social Media on Instruction in Higher Education
Pamela A. Lemoine, Paul Thomas Hackett, Michael D. Richardson. © 2016. 29 pages.
The technological revolution of the past two decades has changed communication in contemporary educational settings. Consequently, there is now a wide gulf between the unlimited...
Marketing the Green School: Form, Function, and the Future
Tak C. Chan, Evan G. Mense, Kenneth E. Lane, Michael D. Richardson. © 2015. 400 pages.
As environmental concerns become more prevalent, it is important for today’s youth to be exposed to green practices. The introduction of environmentally sound principles into...
Modify and Adapt: Global Higher Education in a Changing Economy
Kenneth E. Lane, Pamela A. Lemoine, Tina M. Tinney, Michael D. Richardson. © 2015. 14 pages.
The combinations of global networking and digital delivery have intense repercussions for higher education administrators who confront a magnitude of opportunities and challenges...
Technology and Learning: Preparing Teachers for the Future
Pamela A. Lemoine, Marguerite Yates, Michael D. Richardson. © 2015. 18 pages.
This chapter presents innovation and change in university preparation of teachers requires acquisition of technological pedagogy in response to the demands of a knowledge economy...
Observations through a Keyhole: The Changing Dimensions of Global Higher Education
Tak Cheung Chan, Evan G. Mense, Mindy Crain-Dorough, Michael D. Richardson, Kenneth E. Lane. © 2014. 20 pages.
Global higher education leaders face the most explosive political environment in the history of higher education in the world due to decreased financial resources coupled with...
Standardization, Hybridization, or Individualization: Marketing IT to a Diverse Clientele
Evan G. Mense, John H. Fulwiler, Michael D. Richardson, Kenneth E. Lane. © 2011. 9 pages.
With student population on the rise globally, colleges and universities face daunting new challenges to accommodate the increased demand for services (Marginson, 2006). The...
Financing Distance Education in a Time of Economic Challenge
Elizabeth Moore Rhodes, Willie Ennis, Mindy Crain-Dorough, Michael D. Richardson, Tak C. Chan. © 2011. 13 pages.
This chapter examines marketing messages that may persuade older adult learners to enroll in online higher education programs. It builds on a theoretical framework of the factors...
Marketing Services Globally: The Benefits of E-Learning
Felicia Blacher-Wilson, Evan G. Mense, Michael D. Richardson. © 2011. 14 pages.
E-learning and distance learning technologies have accelerated tremendously during the last decade. Changes in development and delivery include altered instructional methods and...