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Language educator

Timothy Wayne Richardson, American language educator. Nominee Model Teacher award, Xian Foreign Language University, 1990; named Teacher of Year, Brigham Young University Hawaii, 2001-2002, Favorite Language Teacher, 2005; recipient Teaching award, Snow College, 1999—2000, Faculty Appreciation award, 2009.


Richardson, Timothy Wayne was born on February 18, 1951 in Mesa, Arizona, United States. Son of Joseph Wayne and Doralynn Millett Richardson.


Bachelor in Spanish Language, 1975. Master of Public Administration, 1977. Master of Arts in Spanish Language, 1987.

Doctor of Philosophy in Foreign Language Education, 1998.


Instructor Spanish Brigham Young University, 1983—1987, 1988—1989. Foreign expert Xian Foreign Languages University, Shaanxi, China, 1987—1988, 1989—1990. Instructor International Center & Department Foreign Languages Snow College, 1990—1992, 1995—1998, assistant professor chair, foreign languages, 1998—2001.

Assistant instructor Portuguese, Spanish University Texas, Austin, 1992—1995. Assistant professor Spanish, Chinese Brigham Young University Hawaii, since 2001, coordinator world language, since 2002, associate professor, 2009. Visiting research fellow Nanzan Institute Religion & Culture Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan, 2006—2009.

Spanish teacher Language Training Mission, Provo, Utah, 1972—1974. Intern United States Agency International Development, Washington, 1978. Operations manager Swepco do Brasil, Southwestern Petroleum Corporation, Texas, 1979—1980.

Coordinator International Personnel & Administration, Presiding Bishopric International Offices, Church Jesus Christ Latter-day St., Utah, 1981—1983. Consultant trainer Durham & Company, Arizona, 1997.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor scientific papers to professional publications. Co-author: Chinese Character Learning.


Member of Research Network Learner Autonomy Language Learning, Chinese Language Teachers Association, American Association Teachers Spanish & Portuguese, Sigma Delta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, music, basketball.


Married Helen Carpenter, December 20, 1986. Children: Sarah Jacquier, Nathan Joseph, Timothy Seth, Jacob Enoch, Abigail, Susanna, Isaac Nathanael, Samuel James.

Joseph Wayne

Doralynn Millett Richardson

Helen Carpenter

Sarah Jacquier Richardson

Nathan Joseph Richardson

Timothy Seth Richardson

Jacob Enoch Richardson

Abigail Richardson

Susanna Richardson

Isaac Nathanael Richardson

Samuel James Richardson