Rita C. Richey
B.A., University of Michigan, English, 1964
M.A., University of Michigan, Psychology of Reading, 1968
Ph.D., Wayne State University, Instructional Technology, 1971
Rita C. Richey is Professor Emeritus of Instructional Technology at Wayne State University. She was at Wayne State for thirty-seven years and has extensive experience in program design and development, teaching and in education and training research. She is widely published in the area of instructional design and technology. She has written or edited eleven books, and published over 40 articles and books chapters. She has two Outstanding Book Awards from the Association of Educational Communication and Technology (AECT) Division of Design and Development and also two AECT Brown Publication Awards. While at Wayne State University, she coordinated the Instructional Technology program for over 20 years and received five major University awards, including induction into the Academy of Scholars. In recognition of her career’s work, in 2000 she received the AECT Distinguished Service Award.
Area of Expertise
Instructional design, history of the Instructional Technology field,
Instructional design theory and research methods