Walter Richard Schumm

Title: Family Researcher, Educator
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Walter Richard Schumm, Family Researcher and Educator at Kansas State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in applied family science and health sciences.

Dr. Schumm was looking for something outside of physics to study when he was assigned to Fort Riley during his military service. While at a church there, he met the head of the family and child development department at Kansas State University, who got him interested in applying. Earning his Bachelor of Science in physics from William and Mary College some years prior, he graduated with a Master of Science in family and child development from Kansas State University in 1976. Dr. Schumm went on to obtain his Doctor of Philosophy in family studies at Purdue University in 1979. He is a certified family life educator and a fellow of the National Council on Family Relations. Notably, he completed military service both during and after his educational pursuits, ultimately serving as commander of the 6th Brigade (PD), 95th Division (IT), as a colonel.

Dr. Schumm entered the field as an assistant professor at Kansas State University from 1979 until 1984, when he progressed into the position of an associate professor. He currently holds the title of a full professor at the university. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Schumm was also an active member of the science advisory committee for the Army Research institute from 1987 to 1990. An avid contributor to professional journals, Dr. Schumm is the author of two books and is the recipient of a military Legion of Merit decoration. In further recognition of his accomplishments, he has been featured in the 22nd edition of Who’s Who in the Midwest, the third edition of Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals, the 58th and 63rd edition of Who’s Who in America, and the seventh and eighth editions of Who’s Who in American Education.

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