Dr. Warnie Richardson

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Professor / Faculty of Education and Professional Studies - Schulich School of Education
Full-time Faculty
Dr Richardson is a professor of Educational Psychology, Special Education and Mental Health within the Schulich School of Education. Prior to arriving at Nipissing, he was a Special Education teacher/educational assessor for sixteen years, all in very “hard-to-serve” educational environments in both Canada and the Caribbean.
BA, Acadia University
BEd, University of Toronto
MEd, University of Toronto
EdD, University of Toronto

Dr Richardson’s doctoral work, and most of his research and writing to date have focused overwhelmingly on international educational scenarios and themes and/or topics that are “special educational” in nature, especially those that relate to the life experiences of juvenile delinquents (young offenders) and the incredible resiliency of at-risk and/or marginalized adolescents.


Sample Publications:

Richardson, W. J. Silk Purses, Recast Dies, and Peripatetic Apples: Narratives of Risk and Resilience from within the Academy. (2nd Edition), Common Ground Publishing, University of Illinois Research Park, Champaign, Illinois. USA. ISBN: 1612290663

Richardson, W. J. An Empirical Study of Non-Contracted for Contact Time: A Year, A Course, A Professor, and a Cohort of University Students. Journal of World Universities Forum. Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.115-138. ISSN: 1835-2030

Richardson, W. J. & Richardson, C. A. Walking the Talk: Putting Theory into Practice. Temeron/ Detselig Publishers,1220 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, Alberta.  ISBN: 978-1-55059-361-7

Richardson, W. J., Paolucci, A. & Richardson, C. D. A Descriptive Analysis of Risk and Resiliency within a Cohort of Preservice Teachers.  The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations. Volume 10, Number 3, pp. 49-72. ISSN: 1447-9532

Leblanc, L., Richardson, W. J. & Burns, K. Autism Spectrum Disorder, and the Inclusive Classroom: Effective Training to Enhance Knowledge of ASD and Evidence- Based Practices. Teacher Education and Special Education. (SAGE). Volume 32, Number 2, pp. 166-179. (T.E.S.E.)

Richardson, W. J., von Kirchenheim, C. & Richardson, C. A. Teachers and Their International Relocation: The Effect of Self-Esteem and Pay Satisfaction on Adjustment and Outcome Variables. International Education Journal, 7 (7), pp. 883-894.

Richardson, C. A. & Richardson, W. J. The International Experiences of First Year Teachers. Cambria/Teneo Press, Youngstown, New York. ISBN: 978-1-934844-12-0

Richardson, W. J., Richardson, C. A. & McCabe, M. J. The Resilience of the Human Condition and the Educational Experience. The CAP Journal, Ethics, Morals, Values and Spirituality in Today’s Schools. Vol. 12 (3), pp. 12-14.

Richardson, W.J. Class, Schooling and Juvenile Delinquency: An Eight Year Study. International Journal of Learning, Vol.10, pp. 2909-2923.