Each Tuesday, we sit down with members of the faculty to discuss their expertise, recent research and some of their accomplishments. This week, USFSM takes a closer look at Dr. Richard Reich.
Dr. Richard Reich is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. During the summer of 2014, Dr. Reich earned tenure as a member of the College of Arts & Sciences faculty. Dr. Reich is also affiliated with USF’s Alcohol and Substance Use Research Institute (ASURI) located on the Tampa campus where he was a graduate student in clinical psychology from 1997-2002 and conducted post-doctoral research from 2002-2005. Dr. Reich received a B.S. in psychology from the College of Charleston in 1994. Dr. Reich’s teaching philosophy is to train students to be synthesizers of information, not simply memorizers—students should be thinkers.
Dr. Reich’s research has been studying the cognitions that contribute to problematic drinking. Specifically, Dr. Reich has studied how what people expect will happen from drinking alcohol contributes to how much they drink, and how they behave under the influence of alcohol. Dr. Reich lives in Temple Terrace Florida with his wife Julie, and sons Zachary, Nathan, Eliot, Julian, and Francis. When not working and not playing with his family, he loves playing just about any sport and reading literature.