University Professor of Public Policy
Biden School of Public Policy and Administration
Political Science & International Relations
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Areas of Expertise
- Specializes in education policy. Knowledgeable about early childhood policies, higher education policies, K-12 education policies as well as science, technology and public policy.
- Can also discuss public-private partnerships, urban development and the state of the nonprofit sector.
- Rich served as UD's provost (chief academic officer) from 2001-2008.
- Sits on the boards for various child-focuses organizations: Delaware Early Childhood Council, Vision 2015 Educational Reform Implementation Committee and Nemours Health and Prevention Services.
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Disaster Research Center
Research focuses on climate change adaptation policies with an emphasis on managed retreat (relocation of people and assets away from risk) and environmental justice.
Studies teams and leadership within organizations in order to understand the factors that unite individuals, teams and leaders in organizations or break them apart.
Research focuses on the impacts of natural disasters on public health, as well as linkages between disaster planning and the actions communities and individuals take to prepare, respond and recover.
Political psychologist and expert on voter behavior and emotion, focusing on how voters process information to make their decisions.
Education and Social Policy
Research interests include obesity, food policy, community nutrition, as well as the value and limitations of supermarkets and corner stores.
Examines representations of Blackness and womanhood in pop culture, the art world and the media.