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Richard L. Waddell, Jr.

Richard Waddell, better known by his nickname DJ, graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, and went on to receive his Masters of Science a year later in Applied Mathematics, both from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. With his freshly minted Masters Degree, DJ instead went to work for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Howard County, Maryland. Through a friend who was then a MICA student, and who was to become co-director of Black Cherry Puppet Theater, DJ was introduced to Richard Kalter, who shared his interest in Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology. There began an unofficial association with the MICA community, punctuated by invited lectures and collaborations with Richard's cross-disciplinary programs at MICA. This relationship culminated in an Adjunct Faculty appointment in Fall of 2004, and DJ's long collaboration with Richard Kalter on interdisciplinary education in science and art is now embodied in his debut course "Foundations of A Scientific World View."