Dr. Richardson and his wife Cheryl have two children, Keith (born Sept. 11, 2002) and Ella Kate (born Aug. 9, 2004). He enjoys working out, running, Texas Hold-em poker, reading, and traveling. Dr. Richardson also conducts communication-related training for various organizations, including the Texas Fire Chiefs Association and the Veterans Affairs Benefits Division (Houston, Texas).
Dr. Richardson has two primary research interests: whistle-blowing/peer reporting of unethical behavior and disaster/crisis communication. He has also published in the areas of hostage negotiation, stress and intent-to-leave in the workplace, women attempting to exit sexually-oriented professions, and communication studies teaching practices.
Dr. Richardson is currently working on two projects: one continues his research into factors influencing Greek members to blow the whistle against hazing, and the other will examine sport coach-parent interactions.
Director of Undergraduate Internship Program
Faculty Advisor for NCA Future Pros
Editorial Board Member - Journal of Applied Communication Research, Communication Studies, and Southern Communication Journal.
Recent Publications and/or Productions:
McGlynn, J., & Richardson, B.K. (in press). Public support, private alienation: Whistle-blowers and the paradox of social support. Western Journal of Communication.
Richardson, B. K., Siebeneck, L., Shaunfield, S., & Kaszinski, B. (in press). From "No Man's Land" to a "Stronger Community": Communitas as a Theoretical Framework for Successful Disaster Recovery. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters.
Richardson, B. K., Wang, Z., & Hall, C. (2012). Blowing the whistle on Greek hazing: An investigation of the Theory of Reasoned Action for predicting reporting intentions. Communication Studies, 63 (2), 172-193.
Richardson, B. K., & McGlynn, J. (2011). Rabid fans, death threats, and dysfunctional stakeholders: The influence of organizational and industry contexts on whistle-blowing cases. Management Communication Quarterly, 25 (1), 121-150.
COMM 3720 - Small Group Communication
COMM 3920 - Organizational Communication
COMM 5180 - Qualitative Research in Communication
COMM 5220 - Organizational Communication
COMM 5221 - Crisis/Disaster Communication
COMM 5625 - Communication Consulting
Top paper panel in Applied Communication division of Southern States Communication Association annual meeting (April, 2012).
Top paper in Communication Theory division of Southern States Communication Association annual meeting (April, 2010).