Dr. Terry Richard
Stabler Hall 405
Dr. Terry “El Guapo” Richard has been on the faculty at UALR for twenty years and is presently a full professor within the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. He served as chairperson of the department for nine of those twenty years, and between years 2000 and 2002 he was the coordinator of the Graduate Gerontology Program. He arrived in Arkansas as a Comtian missionary sociologist to preach to the educationally challenged students within the state of Arkansas. While at UALR, he has published a variety of articles on topics such as thanatology; race and ethnic relations; teaching sociology; and third world development trends.
Terry received his Ph.D. in Sociology with a minor in anthropology from North Texas University, and he also has an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He is actively involved with the League of United Latin American Citizens and various race relations boards in the state of Arkansas. He is a world traveler, having lived for extended periods in Mexico, France, and Guatemala, and he also speaks several languages.
His hobbies include tennis, golf, and occasional forays to the Tunica casinos to support the Mississippi economy.