Colleen Richard’s Biography

Hello and welcome to my Web Page. I am the Coordinator/ Professor of Human Services Programs at Tunxis Community College.

2009_09162009-september0312One of my great passions in life is to teach. I began my career as a college professor in 1995 by teaching part-time at my Alma Mater the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. In August 2005, I finished my Doctorate in Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut. My dissertation is entitled Older lesbians in Connecticut: Experiences and attitudes towards accessibility of social services. View my abstract. View my article from the Journal of Women and Aging. My research interests include solutions to ending domestic violenceequality for lesbian and gayslesbians and gay aging.

Follow this link for my Curriculum vitae.

By way of introduction, I am a social worker with over twenty years of experience. Over these years, I have served as a Director of Volunteer Services for many social services organizations in the Greater Hartford area. I have extensive experience designing, training, and implementing volunteer programs with “at risk” populations.

I am a member of the Advisory Committee for St. Joseph College (West Hartford) Social Work Program.

My leisure activities include, gardeninggolfbirding, and UCONN Women’s Basketball.  This summer I participated in the 100 Days Project, where I took a picture of my garden every day for 100 days.  View my 100 Days Blog.

Thank you for visiting.

Colleen Anne Richard, Ph. D, MSW
Coordinator of Human Services Programs
271 Scott Swamp Rd.
Farmington, CT 06032

voice: (860) 773-1637

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