Richard Marshall earned an Ed.D. in reading and learning disabilities at West Virginia University (WVU) in 1982. While completing his doctoral studies he served as an educational specialist in paediatric neurology. Upon completion of his degree he became an Assistant Professor of Paediatrics at the WVU Medical School. After moving to Florida in 1983, he joined the faculty in the Department of Paediatrics in the College of Medicine at the University of South Florida and worked for five years in the Neonatal Developmental Follow-Up Programme.
In 1993, he completed a PhD in School Psychology at the University of Georgia with an emphasis in Child and Adolescent Neuropsychology. Upon degree completion, he taught courses in the biological bases of behaviour and neuropsychology at the University of Texas in Austin. He also served as developmental psychologist at the Children’s Hospital of Austin.
He and his family returned to Florida in 2001 and he once more became a faculty member at the University of South Florida. He is presently an Associate Professor in the College of Education and he is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at the USF College of Medicine.
In 2008, Richard co-authored the Pediatric Behavior Rating Scale; in 2011, he co-authored The Middle School Mind: Growing Pains in Early Adolescent Brains and is currently revising the Handbook for Raising an Emotionally Healthy Child. In addition to writing and a busy schedule of workshops and presentations, Richard also maintains a private practice in Lakeland, Florida where he specialises in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with emotional, behavioural, and learning disorders; parenting; family therapy; and couples counselling.
As part of that practice he maintains a daily blog and he co-hosts The Mental Breakdown Podcast (iTunes, Google Play Music, and YouTube) and the Psychreg Podcast. He has spoken to professional and community groups throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America.