Richard Eugene Attiyeh

Title: Retired Vice Chancellor for Research; Dean of Graduate Studies
Company: University of California
Location: La Jolla, California, United States

Richard Eugene Attiyeh, Retired Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of California, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College, Dr. Attiyeh proceeded to further his education at Yale University. There, in 1966, he acquired a PhD. During his time at the university, he gained preliminary experience as an educator by working as a lecturer from 1964 until 1966. Following his graduation, Dr. Attiyeh was hired as an assistant professor of economics at Yale University. In 1967, he relocated to the University of California San Diego, becoming an associate professor of economics. In the years that followed, he was promoted to a professor of economics, dean of graduate studies and research, and vice chancellor for research. In 2006, after an illustrious career, Dr. Attiyeh retired.

Throughout his career, Dr. Attiyeh contributed to numerous articles, books, and textbooks on economics, economics education, and graduate education. An active member of his community, he maintains affiliation with multiple professional organizations. These include the American Economics Association, the Association of Graduate Schools, and the California Biomedical Research Association, among others. Reflecting on his accomplishments, he credits his love for his work. Dr. Attiyeh always enjoyed working in an environment where collaboration was encouraged between him and his peers.

Looking toward the future, Dr. Attiyeh has no concrete plans, except he would like to live to become 100-years-old. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, traveling, and walking. Further, he cherishes the time spent with his family. He and his wife, Jessica, share three children and five grandchildren. As a testament to his professional success, he is featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in the West.

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