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John Sanford Richardson

educator

John Sanford Richardson, American educator. Member United States national commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.; Member President’s Committee on Scientists and Engineers; Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; member National Science Teachers Association (president 1956-1957), National Education Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa.

Background

Richardson, John Sanford was born on December 14, 1908 in Darke County, Ohio, United States. Son of Cary Lincoln and Luella (Deeter) Richardson.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Miami University, 1933, Master of Arts, 1936. Doctor of Philosophy., Ohio State University, 1942.

Career

Elementary, high school teacher. Principal McGuffey School. Instructor Miami University, 1936-1939, assistant professor, 1939-1942, associate professor, 1942-1947.

Associate professor Ohio State University, 1948-1953, professor, 1953-1969. Visiting professor Northwestern University, 1953, Oregon State College, 1956. Director National Science Found Academic Year Institute, Ohio State University, 1957-1969.

Science education consultant Grolier, Inc. Director Educational Research Information Clearinghouse Information Analysis Center for Science Education. Editorial director Compton’s Illustrated Science Dictionary.

Director Science Education Centers for Research and Development.

Works

  • Author: (with General Рractitioner Cahoon) Methods and Material for Teaching General and Physical Science, 1951. Science Teaching in Secondary Schools, 1957. (with Bachelor of Arts Garrett and Earl J. Montague) Chemistry, A First Course in Modern Chemistry, 1966.

    (with S. E. Williamson and Donald W. Stotler) The Education of Science Teachers, The Supervision of School Science Programs. Editor: School Facilities for Science Instruction, 1961. Resource Literature for Science Teachers, 1966.

    Contributor educational journals, publications.

Membership

Member United States national commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Member President’s Committee on Scientists and Engineers. Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Member National Science Teachers Association (president 1956-1957), National Education Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa.

Connections

Married Helen Kathryn Ryan, February 20, 1937. Children: Alan Ralph, Neil Ryan, Lynne Elizabeth.

father:
Cary Lincoln Richardson

mother:
Luella (Deeter) Richardson

spouse:
Helen Kathryn Ryan

children:
Alan Ralph Richardson

Neil Ryan Richardson

Lynne Elizabeth Richardson