Richard is a Professor at the University of San Francisco, with a joint faculty appointment in both the School of Nursing and Health Professions and the School of Management, as well as Co-Director of the USF MPH program in Sacramento. He is a Principal in the consulting firm of TAP International. He is Editor In Chief of the International Journal of Public Leadership.
His presentations, research, teaching, and consulting focus on strategies and leadership behaviors that are effective in complex, demanding, and dynamic environments in the public and nonprofit sectors. He has taught, designed and delivered leadership training programs for elected and appointed officials in state and local government for the past 20 years.
- National Academy of Public Administration, Expert Advisory Panel, three members for National Association of Counties funded study of CARES Act funding of county governments COVID-19 response.
- National Academy of Public Administration, Co-Chair, 17-member panel for NAPA study of Intergovernmental Dimensions of COVID-19 response.
- National Academy of Public Administration, Expert Advisory Panel, five members, for funded study of the US Department of Energy’s technology transfer program.
He is an elected Fellow the National Academy of Public Administration, a nonprofit academy chartered by Congress for the past 50 years to advise on complex public governance challenges. He has published more than 40 peer review articles, journal articles, book chapters, and reports.
He has been a lead consultant for the Milbank Memorial Fund foundation’s national Emerging Leaders Program for state health policy legislators and executive staff from over 20 states since 2016. He directed the Sierra Health Foundation Leadership Program for 15 years.
He was the Keynote Speaker for Vietnam Symposium on Leadership and Policy-2019, the Visiting Scholar 2017-2018 for the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento. He was a visiting researcher at Oxford University, 2016. He delivered the Keynote address for the U.S. Air Force 2009 annual Academy Academic Award Ceremony. He was a Fulbright Specialist Program Fellow in 2011 for Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey
He was co-designer of the University of Southern California’s Executive Master of Leadership degree. Since 2000, He has designed and delivered leadership programs across a range of government and health policy organizations, including the National Conference of State Legislatures, California State Government Leadership Institute, and the California Institute of Mental Health.
His publications include editing and writing chapters in the book, Public Health Leadership: Strategies for Innovation in Population Health and Social Determinants and in Great Policy Successes published by Oxford University Press.
His publications include editing and writing chapters in the book, Public Health Leadership: Strategies for Innovation in Population Health and Social Determinants and in Great Policy Successes.
He has been published in journals including Public Administration Review, American Review of Public Administration, Chinese Review of Publication, The National Civic Review, Government Finance Officers Association Journal, Public Management Review, Public Manager and Journal of Interdisciplinary Sciences.
He is a graduate of Georgetown University, attended Tenri University in Japan, and has a master degree and doctorate degree from the University of Southern California.