Richard Bargdill is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He taught for ten years at Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from existential-phenomenological Psychology program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He has published works that address the issues of profound boredom, fate and destiny and creativity. He teaches course on abnormal psychology, human development, history of psychology and qualitative research.
He is currently the Secretary and the Membership Chair for the Executive Board of “The Society for Humanistic Psychology,” Division 32 of the American Psychological Association. He also began the Student Ambassador’s Program in which students, from humanistic graduate programs, act as liaisons with the Society sharing information and opportunities. In addition, Dr. Bargdill has also published and won awards for his very short poems and has won a number of awards for his visual artwork. In 2009, his sculpture “I’m a tree chopped down everyday” was awarded 1st place in the 3D category at the official State Art show of Pennsylvania.