• Professor Emeritus, Health and Kinesiology
  • Professor, Health and Kinesiology

Research Summary

My research interests include: Creativity in health promotion teaching and communicating, Resiliency as a process that disrupts people out of adapted states of biopsychospiritual homeostasis which potentially prepares and readies them through states of humility to experience infusions of desired virtues and qualities. Resilience as “an innate force that progressively drives and guides people to increase their capacities by receiving infusions of desired qualities and virtues”.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, DHE, University Of Utah
  • Master of Science, MHS, Utah State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology and Botany, Southern Utah University


Glenn Richardson received a B.S. degree in Zoology from Southern Utah University, an M.S. degree in Exercise Physiology from Utah State University, and a Ph.D. in Health Science from the University of Utah.  He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky for four years, then took a position at Texas A&M University as an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Allied Health Studies.  Five years later, he came to the University of Utah as a full professor and chair of the Department of Health Science.  After five years of administration and after a traumatic accident he experienced, he then returned to research and teaching and created and introduced the resiliency model to health education.  Later he introduced by way of the Journal of Clinical Psychology the "Metatheory of Resilience and Resiliency".  He as made numerous presentations to a variety of community and professioal audiences on resilience and resiliency.  He as written several books about health and resiliency.