William Richardson

Richardson, William B.
Title

LSU Vice President for Agriculture

Department

Vice President for Agriculture's Office

E-mail

BRichardson@agcenter.lsu.edu

Address 1

101D J. Norman Efferson Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Phone

225-578-4161

Fax

Kiwanis Outstanding Leadership Award
Golden Key Honor Society
Omicron Delta Kappa
Who’s Who American Colleges and Universities
Outstanding Young Men of America
Leaders in Education
Outstanding Service Award, Indiana Vocational Association
Distinguished Service Award, Indiana Future Farmers of America
Distinguished Service Award, Indiana Young Farmers Association
Honorary State FFA Degree, Louisiana FFA Association
Citation for Outstanding Service, Louisiana 4-H

Research and Training Grants Received:
Globalizing College of Agriculture Curricula: A Proposal for the Workshop Series, Department of Agriculture, 1991-94, $78,627.

Revision of Health Occupations Curriculum Guide Louisiana State Department of Education, 1986-87, $11,825.50.

Jamaican Agricultural Education Project. USAID and Government Funded Project. Total Project was approximately $18 million. The LSU proposal for Technical Assistance was $2.9 million, 1985.

Assessment of the Vocational Education Application Process Under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Act of 1984 (Public Law 98-524), Louisiana State Council, 1985-86, $4,000.

An Intensive Course in Forage Crop Management for the PLATO System, Control Data Corporation,

1980-81, $109,693. (A Collaborative Proposal with the Department of Agronomy).

A Survey of International Education Interest of Vocational Agriculture Instructors. Title XII Strengthening Grant. School of Agriculture, 1980, $1,500.

Federal Administration of Vocational Education: A National Policy Study, SBVTE, 1979, $10,000.

Development of Performance Based Vocational Education Curriculum Materials for Vocational Agribusiness Programs, SBVTE, 1978-79, $46,000.

Standard and Optimum Vocational-Technical Equipment Requirements and Their Adequacy, IVY-Tech, 1978, $9,000.

Agricultural Education Summer Apprentice Program, SBVTE, 1978, $4,000.

Development of an Employer Follow-Up Model of Former Vocational Students, SBVTE, 1977-78, $12,507.

Purposive Study and Curriculum Development in Nursery Operators, SBVTE, 1977-78, $17,356.

Curriculum Development in Landscaping for Vocational Horticulture Programs, SBVTE, 1977-78, $13,921.

V-TECS Catalog Development in Vocational Horticulture, SBVTE, 1977-78, $13,804.

Agricultural Education Summer Apprentice Program, SBVTE, 1977, $3,814.

Updating/Developing Skills of Specialized Supervisory and Administrative Personnel, SBVTE, 1977, $1,666.

Instrumentation for the Generalizable Evaluation Model for Vocational Teacher Education, SBVTE, 1976-77, $14,979.

Job Title Analysis for Selected Job Titles in Horticulture, SBVTE, 1976-77, $13,647.

Common Core Content for Agribusiness Education Programs, SBVTE, 1976-77, $18,390.

Assessment of Employment Needs in Production Agriculture and Agribusiness Firms in Indiana, SBVTE, 1976-77, $19,492.

Indiana Consortium for Advanced Graduate Studies in Vocational and Technical Education, SBVTE, 1976, $46,000.

Development of a Generalizable Model for the Evaluation of Vocational Teacher Education Programs, SBVTE, 1976, $11,933.

Regional Educational Administration Planning Projects, SBVTE, 1975-76, $17,500. (A Collaborative Proposal with IVY-Tech, Local Area Vocational Schools and Vocational Education at Purdue).

Development of Audio-Visual Media and Field-Testing of Thirteen Units of Leadership Training of Vocational Youth in Indiana, SBVTE, 1975-76, $12,233.

Development of Statewide Systems for Follow-Up of Vocational Graduates that Has Implementation for Usage by Local Education Agencies, SBVTE, 1974-75, $26,498.

Development of Instructional Materials for Use by Indiana Vocational Teachers in Teaching Leadership and Character Development to Youth in Indiana, SBVTE, 1974-75, $11,974.

Analysis of the Occupational Safety and Health Standards With Respect to the Vocational Agricultural

Education Programs in Indiana Public Schools, SBVTE, 1973-74, $1,200.

Employment Patterns of High School Vocational Graduates, SBVTE, 1973-74, $8,057.

Factors Affecting the Earnings of Indiana High School Vocational Graduates, State Board for Vocational and Technical Education (SBVTE), 1973-74, $7,943.

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Vocational Education Programs in Missouri Junior Colleges, Missouri Research Coordinating Unit (RCU), 1971-72, $22,000.

A Time Allocation Study of Multi-Teacher Departments in Missouri Vocational Agriculture Departments. Missouri Research Coordinating Unit, 1971-72, $700.

Invited Lectures
Richardson, W. B. (1986, December). Conducting International Agricultural     
    Education Projects. Presented at American Association of Teacher Educators in 
    Agriculture, Dallas, TX.

Richardson, W. B., & Redmann, D. H. (1986, June). Assessment of the Vocational 
    Education Application Process Under the Perkins Act, Public Hearings of Louisiana 
    State Council for Vocational Education, Thibodaux, LA.

Richardson, W. B. (1985, March). Criterion Referenced Instruction. Presented to New 
    Orleans Regional Vocational Technical School., New Orleans, LA.

Richardson, W. B. (1985, March). Writing for Publication. Southern Research 
    Conference in Agricultural Education, Mobile, AL.

Richardson, W. B., & Burnett, M. (1985, March). Problems Conducting, Implementing 
    and Reporting Research in Agricultural Education. Southern Research Conference in 
    Agricultural Education, Mobile, AL.

Richardson, W. B. (1984, October). Developing New Strategies For Teaching Agriculture 
    and Home Economics. Southern University Annual Conference of Professional 
    Agricultural and Home Economics Workers, Baton Rouge, LA.

Richardson, W. B. (1984, September). Sources and Types of Funding For Scholarly 
    Projects. Seminar sponsored by Office of Academic Affairs, Office of Research, 
    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.

Research and Scholarship Activities
Publications:
Richardson, W. B. (1990). The Future of College of Agriculture Graduates. Louisiana Rural Economist, 52, 3, 2-9.

Riley, D., & Richardson, W. B. (1987). Focus on Jamaican Agricultural Education Project. Agricultural Education, 59, 9, 17-18.

Peters, J. L., & Richardson, W. B. (1982). Agriculture in the Comprehensive High School, VocEd, 57, 46-47.

Richardson, W. B. (1982). Year-Round Instructional Programs. Agricultural Education, 54, 4. (Lead article and theme editor for entire issue.)

Richardson, W. B. (1980). Administration: Avenues for Change. VocEd, 55, 37-39.

Camp, W. G., & Richardson, W. B. (1979). Counselling the Counselors. Agricultural Education, 52, 18-19.

Legacy, J. W., Richardson, W. B., & Howell, D. L. (1979). A Changing Production Agriculture Labor Force Presents New Educational Needs. The Journal of the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, 23, 9-11.

Hynes, K. P., Richardson, W. B., & Asher, W. (1978). Project TALENT Revisited: Cross-validating Self- Report Measures of Leadership. Journal of Experimental Education, 47, 106-111.

Hynes, K. P., Feldhusen, J. F., & Richardson, W. B. (1978). Application of a Three-Stage Model of Instruction to Youth Leadership Training. Journal of Applied Psychology, 63.

Legacy, J., Howell, D. L., & Richardson, W. B. (1978). Employment Needs Assessment. The Basis for Career Choice-A-Procedural Model. Illinois Career Education Journal, 35, 33-35.

Legacy, J., Howell, D. L., & Richardson, W. B. (1978). Assessing Employment Needs in Agribusiness Firms. The Journal of the American Association of Teacher Educators in Agriculture, 19, 22-28.

Stewart, B. R., Shinn, G. C., & Richardson, W. B. (1977). Concerns of the Agricultural Education Profession: Implications for Teacher Education. The Journal of the American Association of Teacher Educators in Agriculture, 18, 19-26.

Richardson, W. B. (1977). Leader in Agricultural Education: James P. Clouse. Agricultural Education, 50, 139; 141.

Stewart, B. R., Shinn, G. C., & Richardson, W. B. (1977). Concerns of Professionals in Agricultural Education. Agricultural Education, 49, 12, 284-287.

Feldhusen, J. R., Hunes, K. P., & Richardson, W. B. (1977). Curriculum Materials for Vocational Youth Organizations. Clearing House, 50, 224-226.

Richardson, W. B. & McFadden, J. R. (1976). Employment Patterns and Earnings of Secondary School Vocational Graduates. The Journal of Vocational Education Research, 1, 1-14.

Richardson, W. B., Howell, D. L., & Hynes, K. (1976). Development of Instructional Materials for Use by Indiana Vocational Teachers in Teaching Leadership and Character Development to Youth in Indiana. Journal of the American Association of Teacher Education in Agriculture. 171, 1-5.

Richardson, W. B., & McFadden, J. R. (1975). Follow-up Studies: Factors to Consider in Planning and Implementation. The Journal of the American Association of Teacher Educators in Agriculture, 16, 13-16.

Richardson, W. B., & McFadden, J. R. (1975). Coordination, Vital to Career Education. American Secondary Education, 5, 17-20.

Rost, L. E., Richardson, W. B., & Clanin, E. E. (1974). An Analysis of the Effects of Wearing Hearing Protection Devices on Interaction in Area Vocational School Welding Laboratories. Man/Society/Technology, 34, 53-55.

Richardson, W. B., & Rost, L. (1974). Operation Rovat. Agricultural Education, 47, 107; 110.

Osburn, D. D., & Richardson, W. B. (1974). Cost and Benefits Junior College Trade and Industrial Education. National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators, 12, 71-76.

Richardson, W. B. (1974). Improving Agricultural Instruction Using Performance Based Instruction. National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Journal, 18, 19-20.

Richardson, W. B., & Osburn, D. D. (1973). Factors Affecting Earnings of Vocational Graduates. Agricultural Education, 46, 127; 131.

Richardson, W. B. (1973). Adult Education in Agriculture and Career Education; The Real Problem.Agricultural Education, 46, 77; 82.

Osburn, D. D., & Richardson, W. B. (1973). Investment Analysis of Vocational Programs Offered in Missouri Junior Colleges. Southern Agricultural Economics Journal, 121-126.

Richardson, W. B., & Stewart, B. R. (1973). Agricultural Teachers Perceptions of Time Allocations for Vocational Programs. The Journal of the American Assocation of Teacher Educators in Agriculture, 13, 7-15.

Richardson, W. B., & Stewart, B. R. (1971).Using Performance Objectives in Instructional Materials. Agricultural Education, 44, 77.

Richardson, W. B., & Love, G. M. (1971). Developing Desirable Occupational Attitudes Among the Disadvantaged. The Journal of the American Association of Teacher Educators in Agriculture, 12, 15-19.

Papers:

bin Yahya, I., Richardson, W. B., & Riley, D. (1989, October). Evaluation in Cross-Cultural Contexts: Proposing a Framework for International Education and Training Project Evaluations. Paper presented at the American Evaluation Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Richardson, W. B., & Burnett, M. F. (1986, December). The Theoretical/Conceptual Framework in Vocational Education Research. Symposium presented at the American Vocational Education Research Association, Dallas, TX.

Richardson, W. B., & Redmann, D. H. (1986, December). Assessment of the Intent of the Carl Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1984. Paper presented at the American Vocational Education Research Association, Dallas, TX.

Redmann, D. H., & Richardson, W. B. (1986, November). Determination of the Research and Curriculum Development Priorities in Vocational and Technical Education. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Convention of the Mid-South Educational Research Association. (pp. 76-77), Memphis, TN.

bin Yahya, I., Richardson, W. B., & Riley, D. (1986, November). Evaluation in Cross-Cultural Contests: Proposing a Framework for International Education and Training Project Evaluations. Paper presented at the International Studies Association/Midwest Meeting, Indianapolis, IN.

Riley, D., bin Yahya, I., & Richardson, W. (1986, April). International Education and Training Project Evaluation: In Search of Appropriate Models. Paper presented at the 2nd annual conference of the Association of International Agricultural Education, Chevy Chase, MD.

Redmann, D., & Richardson, W. B. (1986, March). The Impact of Federal Legislation on Vocational Education Programs: A Policy Analysis. American Education Research Association, Division G, Social Context of Education, Baton Rouge, LA.

Richardson, W. B., & Burnett, M. (1985, March). Problems Conducting, Implementing and Reporting Research in Agricultural Education. Proceedings of the Southern Research Conference in Agricultural Education, Mobile, AL.

Richardson, W. B. (1985, March). Writing for Publication. Southern Research Conference in Agricultural Education, Mobile, AL.

bin Yahya, I., Richardson, W. B., & Moore, G. E. (1983, August). Opinions of Teacher Educators in Agriculture Relating to Agricultural Development in Developing Countries. Proceedings of the Southern Research Conference in Agricultural Education, Raleigh, NC.

Legacy, J. L., Howell, D. L., & Richardson, W. B. (1981, May). A Model for Assessing Employment Needs in Agribusiness Firms. Paper presented at the Eastern Regional Seminar and Research Conference in Agricultural Education, College Park, PA.

Richardson, W. B. (1979, December). Legislative Proposals for Agriculture. Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention, Anaheim, CA.

Richardson, W. B. (1979, December). Administration of Vocational Education. Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention, Anaheim, CA.

Richardson, W. B., & Owings, M. F. (1979). Women Vocational Students: Plans, Aspirations, and Socioeconomic Indicators. (Report No. CE 022 080). American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 173 598).

Moss, J. W., & Richardson, W. B. (1979, July). Development of Performance-Based Vocational Education Curriculum Materials for Agribusiness Programs. Paper presented at Research Conference in Agricultural Education, Manhattan, KS.

Richardson, W. B., & Owings, M. F. (1979, April). WomenVocational Students: Plans, Aspirations and Socioeconomic Indicators. Paper presented at American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Richardson, W. B. (1978, December). Using Higher Education TV Network to Deliver Inservice Professional Education. American Vocational Association, Dallas, TX.

Richardson, W. B. (1977, December). SIRF: System for Implementing Review and Follow-Up. Paper presented at the Guidance Division of the American Vocational Association, Atlantic City, NJ.

Richardson, W. B. (1977, August). Innovative Programs for Teaching Leadership Development. Invited paper presented at Indiana Vocational Association Summer Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

Richardson, W. B., Kline, C. R., & White, T. R. (1977, August). A Model for the Evaluation of Teacher Education in Agriculture. Paper presented at the Central Region Agricultural Education Research Conference, Ames, IA.

Hamilton, W. H., Howell, D. L., Legacy, J. W., Moore, G. E., & Richardson, W. B. (1977, February). Research ... A Vital Part of a Comprehensive Agricultural Education Program. Presented at Central States Agribusiness Education Seminar, Chicago, IL.

Richardson, W. B., Shinn, G. C., & Stewart, B. R. (1976, December). Identifying Research Concerns of the Agricultural Education Profession. Presented at the American Vocational Association, Houston, TX.

Howell, D. L., & Richardson, W. B. (1976, December). The Effectiveness of Instructional Materials Designed to Improve the Leadership and Character of Vocational High School Students in Indiana. Presented at National Agricultural Education Research Meeting, Houston, TX.

Copes, M. L., & Richardson, W. B. (1976, December). The Predictability of Career Choices of High School Seniors. Presented at National Agricultural Education Research Meeting, Houston, TX.

Richardson, W. B., Feldhusen, J. F., Howell, D. L. & Hynes, K. (1976, September). Three-Stage Leadership Training: Field Test of an Instructional Model. Presented at American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Richardson, W. B., Stewart, B. R., & Shinn, G. C. (1976, August). Problems of the Profession Need Attention. Presented at Central Region Agricultural Education Research Conference, the Ohio State University, Columbus.

McFadden, J. R., & Richardson, W. B. (1976, August). The Effect of Instructional Materials on the Leadership and Character Development of Vocational High School Students in Indiana.Presented at the Central Region Agricultural Education Research Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus.

McFadden, J. R., & Richardson, W. B. (1976, June). A Comparative Analysis of Earnings of Female Vocational Graduates with Those of Male Vocational Graduates. Presented at American Home Economics Association Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

McFadden, J. R., & Richardson, W. B. (1976, June).Career Guidance as an Integral Part of a Comprehensive Follow-up System of Vocational Home Economics Students. Presented at American Home Economics Association Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

Copes, M. L., & Richardson, W. B. (1976, April). The Predictability of Career Choice of High School Seniors. Presented at American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Richardson, W. B., Feldhusen, J. F., Hynes, K., & McFadden, J. (1976, April). Simulation and Leadership Training. Presented at American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Hynes, K., Feldhusen, J. F., & Richardson, W. B. (1976, January). Three-Stage Leadership Development: A Field Test of a Model of Instruction. Presented at the First Annual Henry Lester Smith Conference on Educational Research, Bloomington, IN.

Richardson, W. B., & McFadden, J. R. (1975, December).Vocational Trainees: Their Employment Patterns and Earning Differentials. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Vocational Education Research Association, American Vocational Association, Anaheim, CA.

White, T., & Richardson, W. B. (1975, December). An Evaluation Model for Distributive Teacher Education. Distributive Education Division, American Vocational Association, Anaheim, CA.

Richardson, W. B. (1975, December). A Comprehensive Analysis for the Earnings of Male and Female Vocational Graduates. National Agricultural Education Research Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Richardson, W. B., & Moss, J. (1975, July). Development of a Statewide System for Follow-up of Vocational Graduates that has implementation for Usuage by Local Education Agencies. Paper presented to Central Region Agricultural Education Research Conference, Columbia, MO.

Howell, D. L., & Richardson, W. B. (1975, July). Development of Instructional Materials for Use of Indiana Vocational Teachers in Teaching Leadership and Character Development to Youth in Indiana. Paper presented to Central Region Agricultural Education Research Conference, Columbia, MO.

Richardson, W. B. (1974, July). An Analysis of Factors Influencing the Earnings of Indiana High School Vocational Graduates. Paper presented at Central States Research Conference in Agribusiness Education, East Lansing, MI.

Richardson, W. B., & McFadden, J. R. (1974, July). Identification of Employment Patterns of Vocational Graduates of Indiana Secondary Schools. Paper presented at Central States Research Conference in Agribusiness Education, East Lansing, MI.

Richardson, W. B. (1974, June). Student Follow-Up: Crucial to Occupationally Oriented Programs. Paper presented at First Congress on Education, Toronto, Canada.

Richardson, W. B. (1973, August). Cost-Benefit Analysis of Vocational Technical Education Programs in Missouri Junior Colleges. Paper presented at Central Region Agricultural Education Conference, Carbondale, IL.

Richardson, W. B., & Shinn, G. C. (1973, August). A Comparison of Perceptions of Time Allocations by the Superintendent and Teachers of Selected Vocational Agricultural Departments in Missouri Public Schools. Paper presented at Central Region Agricultural Education Conference, Carbondale, IL.

Osburn, D. D., & Richardson, W. B. (1973, February). Investment Analysis of Vocational Programs Offered in Missouri Junior Colleges. Paper presented at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association meeting in Atlanta, GA.

Richardson, W. B., & Osburn, D. D. (1972, December). Some Aspects of Expected Cost and Benefits Associated with Junior College Vocational Education. Paper presented to the Research and Evaluation Department, American Vocational Association, Chicago, IL.

Textbooks:
Richardson, W. B., & Feldhusen, J. F. Leadership Education: Developing Skills for Youth, Trillium Press, 121 pp., 1986.

Richardson, W. B., Camp, W. G., & McVay, W. G. Farm and Ranch Management, Reston Publishers, 388 pp., 1982.

Richardson, W. B., & Moore, G. E. Working in Horticulture, (Text), 359 pp., McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1980.

Richardson, W. B., & Moore, G. E. Working in Horticulture, (Activity Guide), 137 pp., McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1980.

Book Chapter:
Richardson, W. B., and Moore, G. E. (1980). Using Research Findings to Improve Instruction. A. Cross (Ed.), American Vocational Association Yearbook. (pp. 87-93) Washington, DC.

Monographs and Technical Reports:
Richardson, W. B., & Redmann, D. H. (1986). Assessment of the Vocational Education Application Process Under the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act of 1984. (P.L. 98-524).

Richardson, W. B. & Nieminen, J. (1985). Elements of Successful Follow-up Systems. Vocational Education Series.

Knebel, E., & Richardson, W. B. (1982). Terminology in Vocational Agriculture. American Association of Vocational Instructional Materials (AAVIM), Atlanta, GA.

Richardson, W. B., Kline, C. E., & White, T. R. (1978). Instruments for the Evaluation of Vocational Teacher Education. Report prepared for the State Board for Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Richardson, W. B., & McFadden, J. R. (1977). Employment Patterns and Earnings of Secondary Vocational Graduates. Technical Report Series No.1, Indiana Research Coordinating Unit, SBVTE.

Legacy, J. L., Howell, D. L., & Richardson, W. B. (1977).Agribusiness Employment in Indiana. Report prepared for the State Board for Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Legacy, J. L., Howell, D. L., & Richardson, W. B. (1977). A Model for Assessing Employment Needs in Agribusiness Firms. Report prepared for the State Board for Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Richardson, W. B., Kline, C. E., & White, T. R. (1976). Development of a Generalizable Model for the Evaluation of Vocational Teacher Education. Indianapolis, Indiana: State Board for Vocational and Technical Education.

Richardson, W. B., Feldhusen, J. F., Peterson, W. D., & Sievert, N. (1976). Development and Field Testing of Audio-Visual Materials for Thirteen Units of Leadership Instruction. Indianapolis, Indiana: State Board for Vocational and Technical Education.

Richardson, W. B., McFadden, J. R., Peterson, W. D., & Sievert, N. (1976). Development of a Statewide System for Follow-Up of Vocational Graduates That Has Implementation for Usage by Local Education Agencies.Indianapolis, Indiana: State Board for Vocational and Technical Education.

Richardson, W. B., Feldhusen, J. F., McFadden, J. R., Howell, D. L., & Hynes, K. P. (1976). Development of Instructional Teaching Materials for Use by Indiana Vocational Teachers in Teaching Leadership and Character Development. Indianapolis, Indiana: State Board for Vocational and Technical Education.

Richardson, W. B., McFadden, J. R., Peterson, W. D., & Sievert, N. (1976). SIRF: System for Implementing Review and Follow-Up. Indiana State Board for Vocational-Technical Education.

Richardson, W. B., & McFadden, J. R. (1975). Indentification of Employment Patterns of Vocational Graduates of Indiana Secondary Schools. Indianapolis, Indiana: State Board for Vocational and Technical Education.

Richardson, W. B. (1975). Analysis of Factors Influencing the Earnings of Indiana High School Vocational Graduates. Indianapolis, Indiana: State Board for Vocational and Technical Education.

Stewart, B. R., Richardson, W. B., & Pry, H. W. (1972). A Time Allocation Study of Multi-Teacher Departments in Missouri Vocational Agriculture Departments (Report No. 2056). Jefferson City, Missouri: Department of Education, Research Coordinating Unit.

Osburn, D. D., & Richardson, W. B. (1972). Cost-Benefit Analysis of Vocational Education in Missouri Junior Colleges. Jefferson City, Missouri: Department of Education, Research Coordinating Unit.

Curriculum Guides:
Richardson, W. B., & Thurman, J. (1987). Health Occupations Curriculum Guide: Secondary. Prepared for the Louisiana State Department of Education.

Richardson, W. B., & Brown, C. E. (1978). Common Core Content for Agribusiness Education in Indiana. Prepared for the State Board for Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.

Richardson, W. B., Feldhusen, J. F., McFadden, F. R., Howell, D. L., & Hynes, K. P. (1976). Leadership Training Units for Vocational Youth. Indianapolis, Indiana: State Board for Vocational-Technical Education.

Stewart, B. R., & Richardson, W. B. (1972). Advanced Livestock Production. Columbia, Missouri:Instructional Materials Laboratory, Department of Practical Arts and Vocational Technical Education (PAVTE), University of Missouri.

Osburn, D. D., & Richardson, W. B. (1972). Principles of Agricultural Management Decision Making. Columbia, Missouri: Instructional Materials Laboratory, Department of Practical Arts and Vocational Technical Education (PAVTE), University of Missouri.

Journal Editorships, Referee & Research Chair:
Referee, Gifted Child Quarterly.

Referee, Journal of American Vocational Research Association.

Referee, Journal of American Association of Teacher Education.

Regional Editor, Agricultural Education.

Chair, Editorial Board, Journal of American Association Of Teacher Education in Agriculture.

Chair, National Agriculture Education Research Meeting.

Academic Appointments
Arkansas State University 1967-68 Teaching Assistant
Bernie Missouri Public Schools 1967-70 Teacher
University of Missouri 1970-72 Research Assistant
Purdue University 1972-76 Assistant Professor
Purdue University 1976-81 Associate Professor
Purdue University 1981-84 Professor
Louisiana State University 1984-Pres. Professor

Administrative Experience

Chancellor, LSU Agricultural Center, January, 1997 - Present
Duties and responsibilities: Appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for the LSU Agricultural Center (AgCenter). The AgCenter is an autonomous campus within the LSU System. It is comprised of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service (LCES), the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station (LAES), and the Office of International Programs with an annual budget of more than $80 million and 1,200 employees. The Chancellor is responsible for articulating the mission of the Center to various constituencies throughout the state of Louisiana, and communicating with legislators and agricultural agencies on the state and national level. The Chancellor oversees budgetary and financial matters, human resources management, facilities, faculty matters, grants and contracts, intellectual property management and overall development of the AgCenter.

Vice Chancellor for Public Service and Dean, College of Agriculture, July 1996 - January 1997
Duties and responsibilities: Served as the Chancellor’s liaison to the LSU Foundation, the LSU Alumni Association, and the Tiger Athletic Foundation. Created a business and industry stimulus council for the university, developed parish advocacy groups to assist in the recruitment of students for LSU, and developed and disseminated the university public service mission to the state while continuing to serve as Dean of the College of Agriculture.

Interim Chancellor, Louisiana State University at Eunice, July 1995 - February 1996
Duties and responsibilities: Served as the Chief Executive Officer for Louisiana State University at Eunice a two-year degree granting campus within the LSU System, having a budget of $6.6 million dollars, 150 faculty and staff, and an enrollment of 2,700 students. The chancellor supervises three Vice Chancellors and oversees budget, personnel, and facilities for the campus.The Chancellor has the responsibility for developing and articulating the mission of the university to local and state political leaders, civic groups, individuals within the university’s service area, local educational institutions, and government agencies. The Chancellor also participates with the operation of the Louisiana State University at Eunice Foundation.

Acting Vice Chancellor & Provost, Office of Academic Affairs, Louisiana State University at Eunice, July 1995 - February 1996
Duties and responsibilities: Primarily responsible for managing faculty and curriculum issues at the university. Developed action plans for and communicated with the Faculty Senate, various academic and honors committees, and the course and curricula committee. Created and implemented active strategy for improving academic standards in four major academic departments including Business and Technology, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Allied Health, and Science with additional oversight of Continuing Education, the campus Library, and off-campus academic programs.

Dean, College of Agriculture, May 1992 - January 1997
Duties and responsibilities: Provided leadership in the development and implementation of goals and programs of the college, coordinated educational programs in various disciplines of agricultural economics and agribusiness, agricultural and biological engineering, agronomy, animal science, dairy science, entomology, experimental statistics, food science, forestry, wildlife and fisheries, human ecology, horticulture, plant pathology and crop physiology, poultry science, and vocational education. Developed and coordinated graduate research supported through the college. Governed employment, promotion, and tenure/retention of college faculty and staff and those jointly employed in cooperation with the Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service and the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. Pioneered a successfully aggressive fund raising campaign directed at student scholarship and faculty support. Provided leadership for emerging international activities through exchange agreements and program development.

Associate Dean, College of Agriculture, Louisiana State University, August 1986 - May 1992
Duties and responsibilities: Developed and enhanced undergraduate academic programs by establishing academic standards focusing on student performance, student recruitment and retention, and inclusion of convocations and related student recognition functions. Developed and implemented a public relations program to include various recruitment targeted presentations and videos, and the organization of a student speakers bureau. Supervised academic counseling staff responsible for managing records and registration, academic action, and admissions to the college. Reviewed undergraduate curricula and assessed teaching effectiveness for both undergraduate and graduate courses taught in agriculture. Coordinated the development efforts of the College Courses and Curricula Committee and the Committee on Academic Affairs. Provided assistance and advice to student professional and honorary clubs and societies.

Director, School of Vocational Education and Technology, Louisiana State University, June 1984 - August 1986
Duties and responsibilities: Served as Chief Administrative Officer of three departments, 21 FTE faculty, 4 undergraduate majors, 3 master of science degree programs, and the Doctor of Philosophy program. Responsible for the preparation of the school budget, coordination of federal training grants and state funds ear-marked for vocational education, coordinated undergraduate and graduate curricula. Implemented faculty productivity reviews for improving faculty performance in teaching, research and service.

Chairperson, Vocational Education Section, Purdue University, July 1974 - June 1984
Duties and responsibilities: Prepared and managed section budget, recommended improved measures for faculty development, recruitment, and retention. Developed long range goals for vocational education programs. Served as liaison for the Schools of Agriculture, Consumer and Family Sciences and Technology, State Department of Public Instruction and other educational agencies. Reviewed undergraduate and graduate curricula and implemented the development of new courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Served as chair of the campus-wide coordinating council for all vocational education programs from 1981-1983, including representation of vocational education programs not administered through the Department of Education.

Boards and Commissions
Louisiana State University Technical Advisory Committee, National Resource Conservation Service
Louisiana State University Research Park, Board of Directors
Pennington Biomedical Foundation, Board of Directors
Governor’s Commission on Water Resources 

BS 1966 Arkansas State University
MSE 1968 Arkansas State University
PhD 1972 University of Missouri (Major: Vocational Education)
(Minors: Agricultural Economics, Higher and Adult Education)
Doctoral Dissertation: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Vocational Programs in Missouri Junior Colleges.



Introduction Information for William B. “Bill” Richardson, Ph.D.

Shaping a new vision, refocusing programs, redirecting resources, increasing access to the organization, raising the organization’s visibility and actively pursuing private funding are among the initiatives undertaken by Dr. William B. “Bill” Richardson since becoming the fourth chancellor of the LSU Agricultural Center. He assumed the leadership of the statewide campus of higher education in 1997.

Chancellor Richardson bases his initiatives on an underlying philosophy that the LSU AgCenter must serve the citizens of Louisiana in ways that improve their standard of living. This means managing resources to make certain the AgCenter is relevant, responsible and responsive.

Chancellor Richardson has recently served as the president of SAAS (Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists) and currently is providing leadership to a multi-state initiative to share programs, resources and faculty.

He has assisted in the development of several LSU-based international projects. His travels abroad have taken him to Ukraine, Germany, the Federated States of Micronesia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Honduras, England, Canada, Japan and China.

In preparation for his role as CEO of the LSU AgCenter, Dr. Richardson served in several administrative leadership positions in the LSU System, such as the Dean of the College of Agriculture.

A native of Kennett, Missouri, Dr. Richardson received a bachelor’s degree in 1966 and a master’s degree in 1968 from Arkansas State University and a doctoral degree in agricultural education from the University of Missouri in 1972. While teaching at Purdue University from 1972 to 1984, he was twice recognized as Outstanding Teacher and once as Outstanding Academic Advisor by Purdue’s Department of Education.

Dr. Richardson says that if he has a theme for his career, it is the pursuit of excellence, for himself, the LSU AgCenter and the people it serves.

Innovate . Educate . Improve Lives

The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture