Jamia T. Richmond
Associate Professor, Special Education
Teaching is not filling up a pail, it is lighting a fire.” –William Butler Yeats
Jamia Thomas-Richmond obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Exceptional Student Education from the University of Central Florida in the spring of 2004. Dr. Richmond was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the College of Education at the University of Central Florida Daytona Beach campus for four years. She has developed research interests around areas that can positively and significantly impact the quality of life of people of diverse cultural backgrounds. Consequently, her research has focused on working with culturally diverse exceptional students and their families. Others areas of interest include parental involvement in education, collaboration among teachers and families, and recruitment and retention of minority students in teacher education programs. In 2008, Dr. Jamia Thomas-Richmond launched a business, Richmond Educational Center for Exceptional Students and Supports (R.E.C.E.S.S.), which focuses on meeting the needs of exceptional students, their families, and the schools in which they are served. Dr. Richmond has presented at conferences and seminars across the United States from San Diego, California to Portland, Maine. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Foundations, Curriculum, and Instruction at Coastal Carolina University.
Summer 2016, I traveled to South Africa for my first Study Abroad experience with CCU.
I have three wonderful children.
I love to sing and often travel to sing at events.