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Rob Richardson

Robert D. Richardson, PhD, NCSP

Clinical Associate Professor


Rob Richardson has been a school psychologist in Buffalo, New York and Salt Lake City, Utah. For the past 10 years, he has been the Program Evaluation Coordinator for Canyons School District in Utah (and adjunct faculty at University of Utah in both the Special Education and School Psychology Departments). In his role at the district office, he has been coordinating implementation and evaluation of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) K-12, across 45 schools (elementary, middle, and high schools) in the areas of reading, math, behavior, and other subject content subject areas (middle and high school). Implementation projects have included developing, implementing, and evaluating assessment systems for student behavior and academics (e.g. Early Warning, Curriculum-Based Measurement in reading and math, standards-based content assessments, student and stakeholder surveys) and staff development (e.g. evaluation of professional development, implementation fidelity, and teacher feedback systems).

Rob enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, back country skiing, snow showing, and boating. He also enjoys music and in a former life, played trombone professionally. Rob has two sons (Oliver and Eli) who are away at college and a wife who is in the philosophy department at UT.

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

Contact Information

Educational Psychology & Counseling Department
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences

535 Bailey Education Complex
1122 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37996-3452
Phone: 865-974-8145 Fax: 865-974-0135