Andrea Richards, PhD
Core Faculty and Dean of Assessment and Student Learning, BA in Liberal Studies
Andrea Richards BA, MA and PhD degrees all focus on some aspect of psychology and all were earned at UCLA. While in her doctoral program, she majored in cognitive psychology and minored in psychometrics, spending much of her time as a graduate teaching assistant participating in the undergraduate research methods course. For the past fifteen years, she has almost exclusively taught statistics and research in both undergraduate and graduate programs on the AULA campus.
In addition to teaching at AULA, Richards serves as the Director of Academic Assessment for the campus. This role requires her to work with program faculty evaluating student learning outcomes and creating plans for using assessment information to improve practice. She is also the faculty sponsor of the Student Action Network, a student-run organization that brings social justice events and awareness to the campus. Richards considers her job at Antioch University Los Angeles to help students reach their potential as contributors to the larger community, making sure they receive the training and guidance they need to take action on their own professional and social justice initiatives.