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Dr. Richard Swan

Subject Expertise: Classical Economics, Technology
Education: PhD from University of California, Berkeley; MA from University of San Francisco; BA from University of Minnesota
Hometown: Duluth, MN, but lives in Clovis, CA today
Home Church: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, Clovis, CA

My educational background is varied—from classical economics to political philosophy to emerging technologies. I hold the following degrees: B.A., MBA, M.A., and a Ph.D. Last, but not least, I have written several articles dealing with technology.  My hope is to share my thirty-five years of classroom experiences with other teachers, so they will be better prepared to use technology in the classroom.  There is an old saying, “He who enlists a man’s mind wields a power even greater than the sword or the scepter.”  The stakes for educating our children has risen exponentially and so has the need for emerging technologies. Today’s teachers can achieve great benefits when they are actively involved in expanding student’s minds by using new technologies.

Scholarly Interests: Technology as it relates to Curriculum and Instruction

Honors and Awards: Past President, Pi Omega Pi, Standard Oil Award Fresno State University, Educational Committee, Fresno Chamber of Commerce, Committee Member, Community Partnership Foundation, State officer Computer Using Educators, California Business Education Association

What I Like About FPU: A Christian environment, strong faculty support, and academic excellence.