Hydo, Richard Joseph
Lecturer - Family Science
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Last Updated: 10/24/18 -

Richard is a faculty lecturer with Utah Valley University. He completed a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Social Work degree with the University of Utah.  He completed a Master of Business Administration degree with Texas A&M University, and is currently completing a Doctor of Social Work degree in advanced clinical practice and leadership with the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.  He has previously completed course work and licensure and worked as a financial advisor, managing assets for both corporate and individual clientele. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has provided mental health assessment and treatment services to a variety of populations in a variety of settings, including clients in his private practice.

He teaches courses in Family Finance and Resource Management (FAMS 4660), Family Policy (FAMS 4400), Internship Seminar (FAMS 485), Social Work Practice I (FAMS 3000), and Contemporary Families (FAMS 101G).  He is the faculty coordinator for student interns with the UVU Stronger Families Project (FAMS 482R), and provides clinical supervision for both BSW and MSW level social work interns.

Richard and his wife met in graduate school at the University of Utah and are the proud parents of 2 beautiful and sassy daughters.  His hobbies include spending quality time with family, trading the financial markets, traveling, and socializing with friends. He holds a deep passion and love for life, learning and relationships. He is energized by the opportunity to contribute to the vibrant UVU learning environment, and humbled by the task of engaging, inspiring and teaching our future leaders.