Dr. Rich Frederickson Named First Professor Emeritus

Photo courtesy: Dr. Richard Frederickson

History is in the making for a professor with a long legacy at Bastyr University. Richard Frederickson, PhD, was recently named the school’s first-ever Professor Emeritus.

Richard Frederickson, PhDThe honor, which was bestowed upon him in late 2014, recognizes Dr. Frederickson’s 27 years of exemplary service and exceptional contributions to the school. His peers nominated him, making the designation all the more meaningful since they appreciate his devotion to the profession and passion for those whom he teaches.

“It has been deeply rewarding to work with students over the years that are committed to professions that I truly believe in,” says Dr. Frederickson.

Beloved by his students, respected by his colleagues and admired by the Bastyr administration, Dr. Frederickson has enjoyed a long career teaching basic sciences, anatomy and human biology at various schools including University of Michigan and West Virginia University. In addition, he spent three years doing heart research at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Seattle.

However, for this Washington state native there is only one place that has captured his heart. “My tenure at Bastyr University has, without a doubt, been the most satisfying,” Dr. Frederickson says. “It has been a great pleasure contributing to the academic mission of the University and to see it grow from a small college campus near Green Lake to a major nationally recognized institution.”

He may have a new title, but Dr. Richard Frederickson still has the same level of admiration from a grateful Bastyr community as he has always had. Thank you for your years of service, and congratulations!