Faculty Name

ChateƩ Richardson, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor, Coordinator of Field and Clinical Experience





Office Location

Giles Hall 12B


Ph.D., Georgia State University
M.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.A., University of California, Irvine


Dr. Chateé Omísadé Richardson is an educator, an educational psychologist, and a growth facilitator. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, Irvine, her master's from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and her doctorate degree from Georgia State University. She has over 15 years of experience in education teaching K-5th (all subjects), 6-12th grade (English, Drama, and Communications), as well as at the collegiate level.

Dr. Richardson has dedicated her professional work to optimal development, diversity and multiculturalism. She teaches Multicultural Education (guiding students through the process of challenging biases and limiting beliefs regarding race, class, gender, ability/disability, spirituality/religion, and sexual orientation), African Diaspora and the World (resituating African people in history and acknowledging their historical, global, and enduring contributions), and Psychology of the Inner City Child (based directly on the work of Dr. Asa G. Hilliard, III, and dealing with the trauma youth experience in this context).

She desires to merge research with practice engaging in passion projects aimed at optimal child development from conception to adulthood, culture and diversity work for teachers, and transforming the education system from the ground up; beginning with teacher preparation.

Courses Taught

ADW 111/112 African Diaspora and the World
EDU 308 Multicultural Education
EDU 440A Psychology of the Inner City Child
PSY 302 Child Psychology

Research Interests

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy
Child Optimal Development
Rites of Passage  
School to Prison Pipeline
Culturally Sustaining Teacher Preparation
Enhancing Urban Education
Impact of Trauma on Educational Attainment
Service to Underserved Populations
African Traditional Spirituality


Lewis, A.L., Richardson, C.M. & Staeton, J. (2018). Unsung legacies of educators and     events in African American Education. Asa Hilliard Chapter. Cham,CH: Palgrave McMillan

Richardson, C.M. Hall, N. (2018). Unsung legacies of educators and events in African American Education.  John Henrik Clarke Chapter. Cham,CH: Palgrave McMillan