Dr. Richard J. Reddick is an award-winning Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy, where he serves as coordinator of the Program in Higher Education Leadership, with courtesy appointments in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, and the Warfield Center of African and African American Studies. Dr. Reddick is also the Assistant Director of the Plan II Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts, and serves as a faculty fellow in the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis, all at The University of Texas at Austin. Reddick is a Spring 2018 Visiting Associate Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and serves as the faculty co-chair of the Institute for Educational Management (IEM) at Harvard. In 2016, he served on the steering committee and as Education Working Group co-chair of the Mayor's Task Force on Institutional Racism and Structural Inequity (IRSI) for the City of Austin.
His research focuses on several areas: the experiences of Black faculty and faculty of color at predominantly White institutions; mentoring and developmental relationships between faculty and Black students; and work-life balance in academia. Reddick's research has been published in the American Educational Research Journal (AERJ) and Harvard Educational Review (HER), featured on NPR, PBS, and the Associated Press, and he has contributed over 50 scholarly articles, chapters, and entries, including four co-authored and co-edited scholarly volumes. Dr. Reddick is also active in national research associations, most notably the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).
Dr. Reddick holds a master's and doctorate in higher education from Harvard University, and a bachelor's from The University of Texas at Austin. He is married and the father of two children, serves on the boards of two public charter schools, and is actively engaged in organizations focused on improving the quality of life for citizens of color in Austin, Texas. A game show maven, Dr. Reddick is also a former Jeopardy! champion and Wheel of Fortune College Week champion.