Bob Richburg

College of Health and Human Sciences
School of Education
Appointed: 2000-2003
Email: [email protected]

  • B.A., Western Michigan University, Geography and Biology, 1972
  • M.S., Colorado State University, Range Ecology, 1974
  • Ph.D., Colorado State University, Range Ecology, 1980

Now retired from the University, Dr. Richburg, emeritus professor of teacher education and staff development, served with the School of Education for more than 25 years. He is known throughout the state of Colorado as an exemplary teacher. His innovations in the classroom include the development of a nationally recognized program called Project Promise, an intensive, ten and one-half month program that taught mid-career professionals how to be effective teachers. Project Promise was designated a Program of Excellence by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education and awarded $565,000 between 1993 and 1998.

Richburg’s past awards for excellence in teaching and scholarship include the 2001 College of Applied Human Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award, the Best Teacher Award in 2000 and educational leadership and innovation awards from Phi Delta Kappa.