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David Richardson

Chief Executive Officer

David Richardson is the founder of the Assumptions Institute and its Chief Executive Officer.  Dave served for 30 years on the staff of Cru, devoting most of his ministry to university professors.  He founded the Christian faculty ministry in Atlanta beginning at Georgia Tech in 1996.  

Dave earned a B.A. degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Portland.  He has a M.A. degree in Theological Studies from the International School of Theology.  Dave also holds a MTh. degree in Applied Theology from the University of Oxford.  His dissertation “Accepting Christian Faith in the Academy” was an important exploratory study of the religious attitudes and beliefs of university professors and how to reach them for Christ.  He understands education and educators very well.

Dave is the innovator who discovered the power of assumptions.  His research about assumptions enabled him to create the Critical Assumptions Test™.  He is the author of the groundbreaking popular book Transparent: How to See Through the Powerful Assumptions That Control You.  It is a book for everyday people which reveals everything Dave has learned about assumptions.  Dave's research, writing, teaching, and speaking is at the heart of what we do at the Assumptions Institute.

Dave raises 100% of his own support to direct the Assumptions Institute.  Your tax-deductible investment covers Dave's salary and expenses so he can lead uninterrupted.

Board of Directors

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