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Rob Richardson

Robert D. Richardson, PhD, NCSP

Clinical Associate Professor


Rob Richardson is currently on the faculty of the Educational Psychology and Counseling (EPC) Department at University of Tennessee, where he does research on formative assessment, and teaches classes for both the school psychology and special education programs. Rob worked for 10 years a program evaluation coordinator for Canyons School District in Utah, where he facilitated implementation of MTSS district-wide across tiers. During this period, he was also an adjunct professor with both the school psychology and the special education programs at the University of Utah. Prior to joining Canyons School district, he was a school psychologist in Buffalo, New York and Salt Lake City, Utah.

In his free time Rob enjoy outdoors activities such as running, biking, backpacking, and skiing. Rob also enjoys music of all sorts, but especially classical, jazz, and folk.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Outstanding Service Award, Utah Association of School Psychologists, Fall 2017


Richardson, R., Hawken, L. S., & Kircher, J. (2012). Bias using maze to predict high-stakes test performance among Hispanic and Spanish-speaking students. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 37, 159-170.


Richardson, R., (2017). Using Early Warning Systems for data-based decision making in the context of PBIS. Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports Conference, Provo, UT.

Richardson, R. D., Tuesday Heathfield, L., & Uncapher, J. (2016). Effects of performance feedback on instruction. Utah MTSS Conference, Davis, UT.

Richardson, R., Tuesday Heathfield, L., Roper, A., Uncapher, J., & Riley, R. (2015). A collaborative approach to improving classroom instruction through structured observations. National Association of School Psychologists annual convention, Orlando, FL.

Rob Richardson

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