Dr. Richardson grew up in San Diego and ran cross country and track for San Diego State University. He is married with 4 children and 2 step-children. He graduated from Hahnemann University with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 1992. He received his PhD in Health Promotion and Wellness from Rocky Mountain University in 2016. His professional history includes owning a private orthopedic physical therapy practice for 13 years before entering academia. He is currently an Associate Professor at Franklin Pierce University in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. His research interests include study of the effects of non-cognitive factors on graduate student academic performance. Personal interests include gardening, exercising and spending time with his wife Stephanie and children.