Richard Willis
Richard WillisOnline Education Faculty
PhD, Stanford University
MSEd, University of Maine
MA, Stanford University
BA, Yale University

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Richard Willis began his scholarly life as a historian, and gradually morphed into an academic manager with a continuing education specialty. He has taught and/or managed at UC Berkeley, Tufts University, Thomas College, Saint Joseph’s College, and the Maine Community College System. Most of his life has been spent in New England, although he now lives in northern Arizona.

He is delighted to teach and learn with adult students. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking in new territories, and reading classic and modern mystery fiction.


Association of Yale Alumni


“Journal of British Studies”

“Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research”


“Studies in Burke and His Time”

Pedogogical Methods

Individualize interactions with every student in each of his courses to the greatest extent possible.

Excursions/Trips with Students or for Academic Research

Periodic visits to London.