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Dr. Terry “El Guapo” Richard is Professor Emeritus in Sociology. He retired in December 2016 after 35 years with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. He served as chairperson of the department for nine of those years, and between years 2000 and 2002 he was the coordinator of the Graduate Gerontology Program. Even though Dr. Richard is technically retired, he still teaches a course or two online as an adjunct professor.
Dr. Richard arrived in Arkansas as a Comtian missionary sociologist to preach to the educationally challenged students within the state of Arkansas. While at UA Little Rock, he published a variety of articles on topics such as thanatology, race and ethnic relations, teaching sociology, and third world development trends.
Dr. Richard received his Ph.D. in Sociology with a minor in anthropology from North Texas University. 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 speaks several languages. His hobbies include tennis, golf, and occasional forays to the Tunica casinos to support the Mississippi economy.