- John Richardson
Western Washington University
JOHN G. RICHARDSON is professor of sociology at Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington. His areas of specialization include the sociology of education, historical sociology, and social theory. His current research involves the historical development of benevolent, correctional, and educational institutions in the United States. Recent publications include Common, Delinquent, and Special, The Institutional Shape of Special Education (Falmer Press, 1999) and "The Variable Construction of Educational Risk," in Handbook of Sociology of Education, edited by Maureen Hallinan, Plenum Publishing, 2000.