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Richardson named Senior Advisor to the President

September 10, 2020

President Stephen Schutt announced the appointment of Volwiler Professor and Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science DeJuran Richardson as Senior Advisor to the President.

"An esteemed member of the College’s faculty for three decades, Professor Richardson knows the College inside and out, and brings insight and wisdom to the consideration of any important topic," Schutt said. "A widely respected campus leader, he has served as Associate Dean of the Faculty, and also chaired his department, the Promotion and Tenure Subcommittee, and numerous other governance and high-level search committees. Moreover, he deeply values and exemplifies the excellence that our faculty seeks and our students prize in teaching, excellence, and service."

While serving as Senior Advisor to the President, Professor Richardson will remain Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science. He will also continue teaching at a modestly reduced level, and will maintain his key advisory relationships with students and student groups.

Nationally recognized for his research on the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials, Professor Richardson has long served Rush University Medical Center as an Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics, in addition to his work at Lake Forest College. He also lectures periodically at other colleges and universities, including Harvard’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health, where he previously served as a faculty member and biostatistician. His special expertise is in the use of clinical trials in studies of cancer, HIV, stroke and cardiopulmonary diseases involving populations historically underrepresented in the medical sciences.  

A Chicago native, Professor Richardson received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Northwestern University.