Laurence D. Richards
Interim Chancellor and Professor of Management & Informatics
Springwood Hall 204
- Ph.D., Operations Research, University of Pennsylvania, 1980
- M.B.A., Management, Mississippi State University, 1974
- M.S., Aeronautical Systems, University of West Florida, 1971
- B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Maine, 1968
Current Research Interests
Cybernetics/systems theory, policy-level decision making, social design/change
- Richards, L.D. (2010) "The Anticommunication Imperative," Cybernetics & Human Knowing, Vol 17, No. 1-2, pp. 11-24.
- Richards, L.D. (2007) “Connecting Radical Constructivism to Social Transformation and Design,” Constructivist Foundations, Vol. 2, Nos. 2-3, pp. 129-135.
- Richards, L.D. (1996) “Analysis of Robustness in the Formulation of Technology Strategy,” Engineering Management Journal, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 21-32.
- Richards, L.D. and Young, R.K. (1996) “Propositions on Cybernetics and Social Transformation: Implications of von Foerster's Non-Trivial Machine for Knowledge Processes,” Systems Research, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 363-369.
Selected Previous Employment Positions
- Founding Dean and Professor, School of Management and Aviation Science, Bridgewater State University, 1997-2004; Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2000-02
- Founding Chair and Professor, Department of Engineering Management, Old Dominion University, 1984-97
Selected Offices Held in National/International Professional Organizations
- President, American Society for Engineering Management, 1998-99
- President, American Society for Cybernetics, 1984-86
Selected Academic Awards/Recognitions
- Norbert Wiener Medal, American Society for Cybernetics, 2007
- Fellow, American Society for Engineering Management, 2002