The Other Side of Campus

Episode 12: Rich Reddick Talks Student Mentorship, Cultural Taxation, and Inclusion and Equity

December 18th, 2020

On yet another fun and enlightening episode, we have the great pleasure of bringing on the amazing Rich Reddick, the Associate Dean for equity, community engagement, and outreach at UT. A professor of many talents, Rich talks about his own career path, mentorship of students across race/gender, cultural taxation, and student wellness. Take a listen and thanks for joining us on the Other Side of Campus. Happy Holidays to all! (And farewell, 2020, wish we could say it was nice knowing you but... ya know...)


Richard J. Reddick, Ed.D. is the inaugural associate dean for equity, community engagement, and outreach for the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also Professor in the Program in Higher Education Leadership in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy (ELP) at The University of Texas at Austin, where he has served as a faculty member since 2007. Dr. Reddick is the faculty co-chair for the Institute for Educational Management (IEM) at Harvard University, and teaches in the Institute for Management Leadership in Education. In spring 2018, Dr. Reddick was appointed as a Visiting Associate Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Reddick is an award winning teacher and scholar; awarded the Eyes of Texas Excellence Award in 2008, the Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award, and the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies Teaching Award, both in 2012, the Black Faculty Staff Association Faculty Member of the Year in 2013, and the recipient of the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies Teaching Award in 2013. He spent the 2010-2011 academic year as a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Career Enhancement Scholar. Dr. Reddick received the 2018 Austin L.E.A.D.S. Award from the Austin Community College Office of Equity and Inclusion’s I.D.E.A.L. Center and was named Outstanding Community Based Learning Professor at the 2019 Tower Awards.

PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on November 20th, 2020 via Zoom.

Assistant Producers/Hosts: Stephanie Seidel Holmsten, Jen Moon
(Intro theme features additional PTF fellows Patrick Davis, Keith Brown, David Vanden Bout
Edited by Liberal Arts Development Studio audio crew (special thanks to Jacob Weiss)
Original Music, Sound Design, and Editing by Charlie Harper (
Produced by Michelle S Daniel
Creator & Executive Producer: Mary C. Neuburger

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