Dean of the David O. McKay School of Education
Richard Osguthorpe has been the dean of the David O. McKay School of Education since the Summer of 2021, and he will begin serving as the associate academic vice president for undergraduate studies on July 1, 2022. Prior to serving as dean, Osguthorpe was a professor in the Department of Teacher Education and the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling (CITES) at BYU since 2019.
Osguthorpe received a bachelor’s degree from BYU and both a master’s and doctoral degree from the University of Michigan in educational foundations and policy. His scholarly research has focused on the moral work of teaching and teacher education.
Before coming to BYU, he was a professor, department chair and dean of the College of Education at Boise State University. While there, he received the Administrator of the Year award from the Association of Office Professionals for both the university and the state of Idaho. Dr. Osguthorpe and his wife, Gwen, have four children, two girls and two boys.