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real estate company executive

James Sommerfield Richardson, American real estate company executive. Registered real estate broker Florida. Finalist award, I am the next Mark Twain, 2009; recipient Poet of Year, International Society Poets, 2002-2004. Republican candidate Coral Springs JayCees, Coral Springs Colorodo of C., House Representatives State Florida, 1972.

Background

Richardson, James Sommerfield was born on January 27, 1941 in Hialeah, Florida, United States. Son of William Summerfield Richardson and Mary Lee McCorvey.

Education

Richardson received his BA in Sociology from Texas Tech University in 1965, MA in Sociology (Literature minor) from Texas Tech University in 1966, Ph.D. in Sociology (Computer Science minor) from Washington State University in 1968, and J.D. from Old College, Nevada School of Law in 1986.

Career

Richardson specializes in social and behavioral science evidence, Sociology of Religions and New Religious Movements, Sociology of law, and Social movements. He is notably outspoken on high-profile cases such as Elizabeth Smart and Patty Hearst. He is a scientific critic of brainwashing theories.

He has been an active teacher for 30 years, with most of that time spent at the University of Nevada, Reno where he is currently Professor of Sociology and Judicial Studies. He directs the Master of Judicial Studies Degree Program, which has nearly 100 trial judges working on degrees, and some 75 graduates. He is the director or of the Justice Management Degree Program.

He is on the faculty for the large Interdisciplinary Social Psychology Doctoral Program and he teaches in the undergraduate and masters programs in Sociology.

Achievements

  • Registered real estate broker Florida.

Works

Membership

Republican candidate Coral Springs JayCees, Coral Springs Colorodo of C., House Representatives State Florida, 1972.

Connections

Married Eileen Patricia McKeon, May 7, 1961. Children: Amie Patricia Calderon, Patricia Kelly, Erin Theresa Richardson Cappelluti.

father:
William Summerfield Richardson

mother:
Mary Lee McCorvey

spouse:
Eileen Patricia McKeon

child:
Amie Patricia Calderon Richardson

child:
Patricia Kelly Richardson

child:
Erin Theresa Richardson Cappelluti Richardson