Dr Richards received his Ph. D. in physical chemistry from the University of Georgia. He teaches chemistry and physical science and has taught at both the Leesburg and Sumter campuses. Dr. Richards is always looking for new ways to relate scientific concepts to his students. He is a Renaissance nerd whose interests include chess, history, literature, raising poultry, recorder playing, and science fiction. Philip K. Dick and Stanislaw Lem are among his favorite authors. He has been called a space cowboy, among other things.