Richard S. Wampler, PhD, MSW
Richard Wampler came late to Couple and Family Therapy (CFT). He was 47 before he taught CFT courses for the first time at Texas Tech University (1989). Over the next 18 years at TTU and 6 years at Michigan State University, he incorporated his background as a research psychologist, training as a social worker, and commitment to social justice into educating master’s and doctoral students as researchers, therapists, supervisors, and community workers. He retired from TTU as emeritus professor (2007) and from MSU as a professor (2013) and continues to serve at MSU as an adjunct faculty member.
Richard was trained as a physiological psychologist (primarily working with rabbits) at Indiana University (BA 1964) and the University of Pennsylvania (where he moved on to rats; PhD, 1970). For 10 years, he served as a faculty member in experimental psychology at Kansas State (1969–1972) and Purdue University at Ft. Wayne (1972–1979), as his...