Instructor of Education
Office: Pilgrim 003
M.S., Wheelock College, 2006
Judith Richards teaches courses in Arts & Science and Education at Wheelock. (on-campus and in national and regional programs) In addition, she developed and teaches several of the on-line mathematics courses in the MS Educational Studies STEM Program.
She was an urban elementary classroom teacher and assistant to the principal, for almost 40 years in the Boston and Cambridge Public School Systems and was a State Finalist for the 1998 NSF Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. She holds Elementary and Principal/Assistant Principal Massachusetts Certifications.
Richards has experience as a Curriculum Developer (Educational Development Center, Algebra Project, Inc); extensive experience with portfolio development; and with Staff Development and Supervision both at the in-service and pre-service levels.
Her research interests, publications, and conference presentations are in the fields of Educational Equity and Excellence, Ethnomathematics, Authentic Assessment, and Educational Technology.
- Richards, Judith. (1993) "Classroom Tapestry: A Practitioner's Perspective on Multicultural Education" in Perry, Theresa and James Frasers (Eds). Freedom's Plow. NY: Rutledge Publishing Co.
- Richards, Judith. (1996). "Forming the Habit of Seeing, Hearing and Thinking for Ourselves: An Integrated Approach to Teaching Malcolm X" in Perry,Theresa (Ed). Teaching Malcolm X. NY: Rutledge Publishing Co.
- Murphy, Karen, Judith Richards, Colleen Lewis and Elizabeth Carmen. (2005). "Strengthening Educational Technology in K-8 Urban Schools and in Preservice Teacher Education: A Practitioner-Faculty Collaborative Process". Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. Vol 13, No 1.
- Murphy, Karen and Judith Richards. (2005). "The Promise of E-Portfolios" in Rhine, Steve and Mark Bailey (eds), Insights from the PT3 Program. Eugene, OR: ISTE.