John W. Richmond Ph.D.
University of North Texas
Dean's Office
(940) 565-4409


PhD, Northwestern University, 1990.
Major: Music Education
Degree Specialization: Administration and Policy Research
Dissertation Title: Equal Opportunity for Aesthetic Development: The Arts, the Schools, and the Law
MM, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 1980.
Major: Conducting
Degree Specialization: Choral Conducting
Dissertation Title: The Rationale, Design, and Funding of a Laboratory Practicum for Graduate Conducting Students of the Conservatory of Music of the University of Missouri at Kansas City
BS, William Jewell College, 1977.
Major: Music Education
Degree Specialization: Choral Music Education

Professional Positions

Academic - P-12
Choir/Orchestra Teacher; Music Dept. Chair, Shawnee Mission Public Schools. (August 1, 1977June 1, 1980).
Academic - Post-Secondary
Professor and Dean, University of North Texas. (August 1, 2016 – Present).
Professor and Director, University of Nebraska - Lincon. (July 1, 2003August 29, 2016).
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor & Interim Director, University of South Florida. (August 1, 1987June 30, 2003).
Divisional Music Director, The Salvation Army Metropolitan (Chicago) Division. (August 1, 1980July 31, 1987).

Licensures and Certifications

K-12 Music Teaching Certificate, Stae of Missouri. (June 1, 1977 – Present).

K-12 Music Teaching Certificate, State of Kansas. (July 1, 1977June 30, 1980).

Professional Memberships

Editor of State Journals in both Illinois and Florida, American Choral Directors Association. (August 1, 1977 – Present).

Member; FL Government Relations Chair (2000-2003), National Association for Music Education. (August 1, 1977 – Present).

Director of the 1994 World Conference, International Society for Music Education. (January 1, 1988June 30, 2014).

Development Activities Attended

Conference Attendance,"Development for Deans and Academic Leaders," CASE, Scottsdale, AZ, United States of America. (October 11, 2017October 13, 2017).

Awards and Honors

Citation for Achievement, William Jewell College. (March 2015 – Present).

Who's Who in America, Marquis. (2015 – Present).

Distinguished Service Award, Nebraska Music Educators Association. (November 2011 – Present).


Presentations Given

Meeting with Net Dragon Design Team Leaders

Stout, D. L. (Presenter), DeRosa, R. J. (Presenter), Richmond, J. W. (Leader), UNT Creative Collaboration Music & Media, Net Dragon Campus, Fuzhou, China, China. (20172017).

Panel Presentation

Haefner, J. J. (Panelist), Broberg, K. A. (Panelist), Virani, V. (Panelist), Meder, D. W. (Panelist), Nelson, J. C. (Panelist), Montemayor, M. A. (Panelist), Richmond, J. W. (Moderator), SphinxLEAD Leadership Retreat, Responsive, Innovative Curriculum: From Concept to Course to Consent to Credit, Sphinx Organization, UNT, United States of America. (2023).

Richmond, J. W. (Panelist), Annual Meeting, “Think Big! Creating Your Lasting Legacy Through Philanthropy.”, National Association of Schools of Music, St. Louis, MO, United States of America. (20152015).


Richmond, J. W. (Author & Presenter), World Conference, “Balancing Tradition & Change: Ethical Leadership in 21st Century Schools of Music.”, International Society for Music Education, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Brazil. (20142014).


Professional Service

Other, National Assocation of Schools of Music, Flagstaff, AZ. (March 15, 2017June 15, 2017).

Other, National Association of Schools of Music, Reston, Virginia. (November 2008November 2014).