Amanda Richardson

Director of the McNair Scholars Program

(802) 468-1431
2nd Floor Moriarty House
64 Alumni Drive


Amanda joined the Castleton University from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her educational background is in sociology and survey research.

Prior to being named as the Director of the McNair Scholars Program at Castleton, she spent 15 years conducting research on behalf of academic, governmental, media, and non-profit clients. She served as the Associate Director of the Castleton Polling Institute and Assistant Director of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Bureau of Sociological Research.


M.A., Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
B.A., Sociology, Macalester College


  • Published her methodological thesis entitled “Are Advance Postcards or Letters Better?: An Experiment with Advance Mailing Types” in the journal Survey Practice
  • Serves as Castleton's Human Subjects Institutional Review Board administrator
  • Served as an AmeriCorps member and worked to connect library and literacy services to under-served populations in Lincoln, NE