Judith Herb College of Education

Associate Dean and Associate Professor

welsch Richard Welsch
Department of Teacher Education

Gillham Hall 3100G
Mail Stop 914
Phone:  419.530.7736


Dr. Richard Welsch is an Associate Professor of Special Education with teaching and advisement responsibilities in mild/moderate licensure programs at the Undergraduate, Masters, Education Specialist, and Doctoral levels. He has served as a special education teacher and central office administrator, working with students who have an array of disabilities and their teachers and parents. In the field of personnel preparation, Dr. Welsch has been the co-PI on an OSEP funded project (325T) to redesign the special education licensure program. He has been the PI on two one-year state grants designed to increase the number of licensed special education teachers in Ohio and the PI on two grants to provide summer workshops to assist special education teachers in grades 7-12 in meeting Highly Qualified Teacher status through the acquisition of subject matter competence in core content areas. Dr. Welsch currently serves as the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education for the college. He presents regularly at national and regional professional conference and has published in the field.


Last Updated: 8/23/19