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 UNT System.
Dr. Richardson has two primary research interests: whistle-blowing/peer reporting of unethical behavior and disaster/crisis communication. He has also published recently in the areas of parental decision-making about youth tackle football, and teaching study abroad courses.
Dr. Richardson is currently working on two projects: one will examine how whistleblowing affects family dynamics and the other addresses how stakeholders perceive whistleblowers in collegiate and professional sport contexts.
Faculty Advisor for COMM Future Pros
Faculty Advisor for COMM Alumni Mentoring Program.
Editorial Board Member - Management Communication Quarterly and the Journal of Applied Communication Research.
McGlynn, J., Boneau, R. D., & Richardson, B. K. (2020). "It might also be good for your brain": Cognitive and social benefits that motivate parents to permit youth tackle football. Journal of Sport & Social Issues, 44 (3), 261-282. DOI: 10.1177/0193723520903226
Boneau, R. D., Richardson, B. K., & McGlynn, J. (2020). "We are a football family": Making sense of parents' decisions to allow their child to play tackle football. Communication and Sport, 8 (1), 26-49. DOI: 10.1177/2167479518816104
Richardson, B. K., Rains, S., & Hall, C. (2019-online). Joining in, blowing the whistle, or intervening: Examining the effect of organizational identification and severity on Greek members' responses to hazing. Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, 14 (2), 20-38.
Richardson, B. K., & Garner, J. (2019-online). Stakeholders' attributions of whistleblowers: The effects of complicity and motives on perceptions of likeability, credibility, & legitimacy. The International Journal of Business Communication.
Richardson, B. K. (2020). Hero or "Prince of Darkness?": Locating Peer Jacob Svenkerud in an attributions-based typology of whistleblowers. In J. Sørnes, P. J. Svenkerud, & L. D. Browning (Eds.) Whistleblowing, Communication and Consequences: Lessons from The Norwegian National Lottery (pp. 151-163). New York: Routledge. (invited)
Siebeneck, L., & Richardson, B. K. (2019). From Machu Picchu to Masaya Volcano: An interdisciplinary approach to offering study abroad courses on international disasters and crisis communication. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 37 (1), 44-56. (Special issue on innovative approaches to teaching emergency management.)
COMM 3320 - Conflict Management
COMM 4120 - Communication & Sport
COMM 4220 - Theories of Crisis Communication
COMM 5220 - Organizational Communication
COMM 5221 - Crisis/Disaster Communication
COMM 5625 - Communication Consulting
Recent Awards and Honors:
Recipient, 2020 Dr. Charles Eberly Oracle Award which recognizes the outstanding written contribution to Oracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors during the academic year.
Interviewed and featured by Erin Cristales of UNT CRM for a podcast episode titled "UNT Heroes" about COMM Future Pros and the COMM Alumni Mentoring Program. Published on 12/11/2020 https://anchor.fm/unt-pod/episodes/Episode-21---UNT-Heroes-enlva2
Top paper panel in Communication and Sport division of National Communication Association annual meeting (November, 2020).