Aaron S. Richmond is a professor of educational psychology and human development at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He completed his master’s degree in applied cognitive psychology from Montana State University in 2002, and in 2006, received a doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Nevada-Reno.

Dr. Richmond is an active researcher both in K-12 education and higher education populations. He has published over 15 book chapters, 3 books and e-books, and over 45 peer-reviewed journal articles. He sits on several editorial boards including the Journal of Educational Psychology and Teaching of Psychology.

With almost a decade of professional teaching experience, Dr. Richmond has taught over a dozen different psychology and education courses. Dr. Richmond approaches teaching by focusing on model teaching skills, such as building rapport with students, engaging students, being caring, respectful, and prepared, and by using student-centered and active learning instruction. As a result of his approach and dedication to teaching, Dr. Richmond has garnered several awards for excellence in teaching and mentoring. These including student lead awards such as the Psi Chi Excellence in Teaching Award, regional mentorship awards such as the Psi Chi International Regional Faculty Advisor Award for the Rocky Mountain Region to national teaching awards such as the Society for Teaching of Psychology Jane S. Halonen Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Ph.D. University of Nevada Reno
M.S. Montana State University
B.A. University of Montana Western
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Learning strategies, scholarship of teaching and learning, educational psychology, teaching of psychology, instructional methods,