Richard D. Kellough

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: California State University, Sacramento
Location: Sacramento, California, United States

Richard D. Kellough, EdD, Professor Emeritus at California State University, Sacramento, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in science and higher education.

Dr. Kellough commenced his career as a principal and teacher of math and science at Martinsville High School in Ohio in 1956, holding these roles for three years. Transferring to Mira Loma High School as a biology and advanced biology teacher in 1960, he also served as a teacher of general science and general mathematics at Encina High School and a teacher and department chair of life science at Davis Senior High School, concluding this role in 1969. Thereafter, he transitioned into higher education as an assistant professor of teacher education, associate professor and professor of education at California State University, Sacramento, positions he held from 1969 until attaining emeritus status in 1998. Today, he celebrates a fruitful 42-year long career.

Alongside his primary career endeavors, Dr. Kellough was a research assistant at the Kettering Foundation, a laboratory technologist II in the Pesticide Residue Research Laboratory and National Science Foundation research fellow at the University of California, Davis, and a researcher for UNESCO at Oregon State University. Later on in his career, he served as the founder and principal artist of D&N Stained Glass in Sacramento, CA, demonstrating versatility and a desire for creative self expression. Equally passionate about his community, he has been on the board of trustees of the Angel’s Nest Early Childhood Development Center since 2013, having formerly been a juror and foreman pro tempore of the Sacramento County Grand Jury from 2011 to 2012 and a consultant to the Area III Environmental Studies Project from 1970 to 1972. Likewise, he was a technical training coordinator for the Nepal Peace Corps Training Project in Davis, CA, from 1970 to 1971.

Dr. Kellough holds a Bachelor of Science in zoology and secondary education from Wilmington College, a Master of Arts in botany from Miami University, and a Doctor of Education in science education from Oregon State University. Over the years, he has contributed his time and expertise to myriad publications, having authored and co-authored more than 40 textbooks and multiple articles to peer-reviewed journals. Interested in the arts, he was a composer for Hilltop Studios in 2009 and for various original compositions between 1952 and 1972. Likewise, he was the founder of the Delta Rhythm Band and a performer with the Victor Tooker Combo and the Tooker Family Vaudeville Troupe in Ohio, having played the trumpet, banjo and bass violin.

In an effort to remain abreast of developments in the scientific industry, Dr. Kellough maintains affiliation with multiple organizations, including the Botanical Society of America and the American Bryological and Lichenological Society. As a testament to his profound success, he has accrued many accolades, such as the Financial Award for Meritorious Performance and Financial Award for Significant Professional Accomplishment from California State Universities, the Recognition Award for Outstanding Biology Teacher from the National Association of Biology Teachers, and a fellowship through the National Science Foundation at the University of California, Davis.

Listed in numerous features, including the Consortium of Aquariums, Universities and Zoos, Contemporary Authors, Who’s Who of International Authors and Writers, the first volume of Men of Achievement, Leaders in Education, and the ninth and tenth volumes of the Dictionary of International Biography, Dr. Kellough has further been a grantee of UNESCO and the Kettering Foundation. Notably, he was highlighted in the seventh edition of Who’s Who in American Education, the 26th edition of Who’s Who in the West and the 54th edition of Who’s Who in America.

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