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Richard William Gaddis, EdD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Gaddis has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of education

Dr. Richard William Gaddis is a professor emeritus of management at Southern Nazarene University

    BROKEN ARROW, OK, October 29, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Richard William Gaddis, EdD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Gaddis celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Gaddis is a professor emeritus of management at Southern Nazarene University, where he taught between 1992 and 2004. He was a professor of business and a general education instructor at the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Tulsa, OK from 2009 to 2015. During his 12-year tenure at Southern Nazarene University, he taught management and was the university's program director of graduate studies management. Dr. Gaddis' 50-year career in education also included teaching various business courses at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Lamar University, State University of New York and Northwest Technical Institute, as well as teaching secondary education at Oologah High School and Vinita High School in Oklahoma.

An independent career programs assessment test administrator since 2004, Dr. Gaddis is also a longtime consultant and lecturer in his field. He is a former director of faculty at Oklahoma Wesleyan University and former school director for Career Point College as well. Inspired to pursue a career in business education by a former high school Spanish teacher, Dr. Gaddis especially enjoyed typing. In fact, his first position after college was teaching typing classes to high school students. Becoming familiar with numerous typing authors since that time, when Dr. Gaddis pursued his doctorate, his dissertation covered the topic in detail.

The recipient of a Leadership Training Award from the Mountain-Plains Business Education Association in 1974, Dr. Gaddis later received a Personnel Progress Award from Dale Carnegie, from which he graduated, in 1982 and a Golden Apple Award from the Lamar University Student Education Association in 1991. He also received multiple awards from professional organizations with which he has been affiliated. Most notably, he was honored with an Outstanding Educator Award and was named Outstanding University Teacher of the Year by the Oklahoma Education Association in 1975 and 1997, respectively. Additionally, he received a New Professional Award in 1989 from the American Vocational Association and an Administrator of the Year Award in 1994 from the Oklahoma Business Education Association. A member of several other organizations and multiple fraternities, Dr. Gaddis was formerly active as a member of the Class of XXII, Leadership Tulsa, and the spring class of the Broken Arrow Citizens Police Academy. He is a life member of Alpha Phi Omega, the Northeastern States University Alumni Association and the University of Arkansas Alumni Association.

Dr. Gaddis has been showcased in close to 30 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, and Who's Who in the South and Southwest. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education from Northeastern State University, a Doctor of Education from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Science in management from Southern Nazarene University. He is also a graduate of the Tulsa Citizens Police Academy, the Bartlesville Citizens Police Academy, and the Broken Arrow Citizens Police Academy.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Richard William Gaddis, EdD, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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