Alumni Alumni in the News In the News

December 12, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Centre College Mourns History Professor, OHIO Alum

Ohio University alum Richard A. Bradshaw, who taught history at Centre College in Kentucky from 1995 until 2012, died Dec. 6, 2014, in Merida, Mexico, where he lived.

Richard Bradshaw

Richard Bradshaw

Bradshaw earned a Ph.D. in History from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University in 1992.

His primary interests were the Central African Republic and the history of Japanese-African relations, but he also taught classes in African, Asian, Latin American and world history. In addition, he taught Centre’s first Japanese language classes, beginning in the fall of 1996. He also knew or had studied intensively Sango and Suma (Central African Republic languages), French, Spanish and Maya.

Born and raised in Japan, where his parents were missionaries, Bradshaw served with the Peace Corps in the Central African Republic and the Ivory Coast as a volunteer and later employee. He spent two years in Japan doing graduate research on a Fulbright-Hays fellowship and a year as a Fulbright-Hays visiting professor at Cameroon’s graduate school for international relations in 2004-05.

Read more from Centre College.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *