F. Lynn Richmond, PhD
Emeritus Professor 2014
2002 CB Excellence in Advising Award
In his words (June 2013): Hello everyone. My name is Lynn Richmond, and I prefer to be called “Lynn” or “Prof. Lynn.” I have had the pleasure of teaching management and organization courses for CWU-Lynnwood for more than two decades or 20 years–whichever sounds less scary to younger readers. I have especially enjoyed my experience working primarily with “non-traditional” students who often face a very different set of challenges than their “traditional” counterparts.
Several hundred years ago, or so it seems, I was student body president of Cal State University, Long Beach, which is where the newest marketing professor at CWU-Lynnwood is currently teaching.
I almost did not make it to Cal State, Long Beach, since my Dad, who had only a fourth grade education in rural Montana, tried very hard to discourage me from “going on” in school – in this case, on to Junior High – since in Montana, kids of my age (ten) were expected to drop out of school and find work to support their families. (I can’t remember now whether I got to go on to junior high or not. Someday I’ll have to check.)
Regarding my teaching style: while it would be more appropriate to ask this question of my students, at least on the SEOIs students often use terms like “friendly,” “humorous,” “informative,” “patient,” “flexible,” “caring,” “upbeat,” etc. (I’m sure once again that out in the hallways the descriptions would be far more “colorful” – and probably more accurate.)
When interviewing, I think that it is very important to come across to the interviewers as a person who is deeply interested and engaged in the interview and with the interviewers. I think that it is also important to demonstrate a highly energized persona. But perhaps most important to me would be showing yourself to be a very positive, upbeat, optimistic, and caring person. One of the best examples would be our own Professor Erica Holley.