Richard Raleigh is a Professor of English and Humanities with a long history at St. Thomas University. In the early years he filmed a series of interviews with the founders and earliest faculty members, staff, and students of the university and turned the material into a book, Biscayne College: The Charter Years, which is available online from the STU library site.
As Director of the Humanities Division for several years he initiated the first summer school sessions and the Communication Arts major. In 1980 he was the first STU professor to participate in a faculty exchange program, teaching that year at Villanova University. He also taught in the first STU study abroad program, a semester in Spain, and went on the program, at times as director, on over twenty occasions.
Prof. Raleigh was a host of “Live from St. Thomas University” on Radio Peace, was for ten years a weekend announcer/producer for WTMI-FM, “South Florida’s Voice of the Arts,” and has been voted Professor of the Year by the St. Thomas University student body on nine occasions.
Prof. Raleigh’s poems have appeared in over two dozen literary quarterlies and he is among the earliest members of the Hemingway Society and of the Friends of the Hemingway Collection at the JFK Library in Boston.