As an assistant professor of medical sciences, Gonzalez is responsible for teaching human gross anatomy, coordinating the school’s medical humanities concentration for the scholarly reflection capstone course and teaching medical anthropology-related topics.
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be a founding faculty member of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine,” Gonzalez said. “It is an exciting time and I look forward to making a personal and intellectual contribution to the school of medicine, Quinnipiac University and the community at large.”
Gonzalez holds a doctorate in anthropology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also holds a master of science degree in social science interdisciplinary studies from SUNY-Buffalo and master of arts in anthropology from Wichita State University. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Wichita State. His research interests include skeletal biology, forensic anthropology, anatomy and human evolution.
“Richard is a wonderful addition to the faculty of the School of Medicine,” said Dr. Bruce Koeppen, dean of the School of Medicine. “He has had experience educating physical therapy and physician assistant students, and will bring this experience to teaching human anatomy and physiology to our students.”