Richard Timberlake

Richard Timberlake

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of Georgia
Location: Bogart, Georgia, United States

Richard Timberlake, Professor Emeritus of the University of Georgia, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academia.

With more than 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Timberlake has been a professor emeritus of the University of Georgia since 1990, having been a professor since 1964. Prior to obtaining this role, he was an associate professor at Florida State University from 1958 to 1963 and an assistant professor at Norwich University from 1953 to 1955. Earlier in his career, he was an instructor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from 1955 to 1958 and Muhlenberg College from 1948 to 1951.

Dr. Timberlake began his career as a student at Kenyon College, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in physics in 1946. He continued his studies with Columbia University, completing a Master of Arts in economics in 1950. He then joined the University of Chicago, earning a PhD in economics in 1959. On top of his career in teaching, Dr. Timberlake has authored, co-authored and contributed to numerous books and professional publications. These include Constitutional Money, A Review of the Supreme Court’s Monetary Decisions, They Never Saw Me, Monetary Policy in the United States: An Institutional and Intellectual History and Gold, Greenbacks and the Constitution.

A respected voice in his areas of interest, Dr. Timberlake has been active with a number of professional organizations, including as vice president of the Southern Economic Association. A former visiting professor for Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, he was a research consultant for the Federal Reserve Bank and a senior fellow of the Institute of Humane Studies. In his career, Dr. Timberlake has received the Creative Research Award from the University of Georgia, the Air Medal Award, Three Oak Leaf Clusters and a Purple Heart with Two Oak Leaf Clusters. Dr. Timberlake served in the US Air Force as a co-pilot and pilot, and as a 1st Lieutenant.

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