Dr. Richard Whittington


Dr. Richard Whittington

Board Member

Professor Richard Whittington is the HBCU-Up Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) at Tuskegee University. He obtained his academic success by attending the historic Tuskegee University (B.S., M.S.). He then went on to obtain a Ph.D. from Auburn University.

His research focuses on aquatic pathogens that negatively impact production of major fish cultures such as catfish and tilapia. For over seven years, he has taught courses such as Cell and Genetic Biology, Organismal Biology, and Microbiology at both institutions.

Dr. Whittington developed his skill for working with young people through his involvement with GROW CELLS Summer Academy, Integrative Biosciences Research Experience for Undergraduates, Project GRAD Knoxville, AMACHI Leadership Foundation, Southeast Science Partnership, Fast Track Science Camp, and Science American Camp.