Rita C. Richey

Rita C. Richey
Professor Emeritus - Learning Design and Technology

Education

B.A., University of Michigan, English, 1964

M.A., University of Michigan, Psychology of Reading, 1968

Ph.D., Wayne State University, Instructional Technology, 1971

 

Biography

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,

Research Interests

Instructional design theory and research methods

Awards

  •  2010
    James W. Brown Publication Award, Association for Educational Communications and Technology
  • 2009
    James W. Brown Publication Award, Association for Educational Communications and Technology
  • 2008
    Outstanding Book in Instructional Design and Development, Association for Educational Communicatins and Technology, Division of Design and Development
  • 2002
    Academy of Scholars, Wayne State University
  • 2000
    Distinguished Service Award, Association for Educational Communications and Technology
  • 2000
    Outstanding Scholarly Achievments by Women Faculty, Wayne State U
  • 1997
    Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award, Wayne State University
  • 1996
    James W. Brown Publication Award, Association for Educational Communications and Technology
  • 1995
    Board of Governors Distinguished Faculty Fellowship, Wayne State University
  • 1985
    President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Wayne State University