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Max De Voe Richards, American management educator, consultant, researcher, author. Ford Foundation faculty fellow, 1965-1966; Social Science Research Council fellow, 1966.


Richards, Max De Voe was born on May 23, 1923 in Nova, Ohio, United States. Son of Paul Leroy and Dorothy Charlotte (Daniels) Richards.


Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1955.


Industrial engineer, National Tube division United States Steel Company, 1948-1949;instructor management, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1949-1954;associate professor, head department management, U. Wichita, Kansas, 1954-1956;associate professor, head division management, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1956-1964;professor, head department management, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1964-1967, 78-81;professor, assistant dean, director graduate programs College Business Administration, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1966-1977;distinguished professor management, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, 1981-1985. Organizational and strategic management consultant, program speaker, United States, internationally, since 1954. Board directors Institute for Administrative Research, 1967-1969.

Evaluator Middle States Accrediting Association, Newark, since 1973.


Fellow Academy Management (director 1961-1968, vice president, program chairman 1965-1966, president 1966-1967, chairman policy and planning division 1975, director division 1974-1978). Member Strategic Management Society (editorial board since 1983), Order of Artus, Sigma Iota Epsilon (trustee 1968), Beta Gamma Sigma, Beech Mountain Club (North Carolina), Tuscawilla Country Club (Winter Springs, Florida), Elks.


Married Winona Marie Petersen, March 3, 1950 (divorced December 1974). Children: Cassandra, Elizabeth. Married Ruth Sara Nixon, November 12, 1977.

Paul Leroy Richards

Dorothy Charlotte (Daniels) Richards

Winona Marie Petersen

Ruth Sara Nixon

Cassandra Richards

Elizabeth Richards