Rich Feller

College of Health and Human Sciences
School of Education
Appointed: 2003-2012
Email: [email protected]
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  • B.S.Ed, Westfield State College, MA, 1972
  • M.Ed, Westfield State College, MA, 1973
  • Ph.D, Colorado State University, 1978

Rich Feller teaches graduate courses in career development, counseling, and performance and change. Having served fast food at McDonald’s to study youth employment, produced a video in Sudan on starvation and famine relief, and co-authored a career development program used by over 20 million students he enjoys making classes high energy, experiential and reflective. Knowledge Nomads and the Nervously Employed: Workplace Change and Courageous Career Choices, includes his 2005 observations about the present workplace, employment and the need for learning agility.

Teaching Awards and Other Recognitions

  • President of the National Career Development Association, 2012
  • IPA with NASA Office of Education, 2012
  • Colorado State University Alumni Association Best Teacher Award, 2005
  • Canberra University, AU,Visiting Professor, 2005
  • College of Applied Sciences, Outstanding Teacher. 2004
  • Fellow, National Career Development Association, 2004
  • University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, Colorado State University, 2003
  • QwestDex Excellence in Education Award, 2001
  • National Career Development Association (President’s Award), 1997
  • American Spirit Award (Association for Career and Technical Education), 1995
  • Keizai Koho Center Fellowship (Japan), 1995
  • Upsilon Nu Chi Visiting Scholar, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, 1995
  • National Career Development Association (Merit Award), 1993
  • Outstanding Contributor’s Award, NOICC, 1991
  • Cliff Houston Distinguished Service Award, CACD, 1990
  • Outstanding Service, American Vocational Association, Guidance Division, 1989
  • Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (Faculty initiate), 1988
  • American Vocational Association Guidance Division Recognition Plaque
  • Sabbatical (Academic Year)
  • Exemplary Guidance Program Award, Colorado Counseling Association
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, Colorado State University Alumni Association, 1985
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement, Colorado Career Development Association. 1985
  • Research Award, Phi Delta Kappa Chapter, 1985
  • Leadership Fort Collins, Fort Collins, Colorado, 1983
  • Shavanno Leadership Institute, Golden, Colorado, 1983
  • Education Professional Development Act Fellowship Program, U.S.D.E., 1976
  • General Electric Career Guidance Fellowship, Boston University, 1974

Current Teaching Activities

  • Career and Employment Concepts (Campus and Denver Center)
  • Career Development Counseling
  • Career Development Institute (Group Study)