Richard Santer

Title:  Professor of Geography (Retired)

Company:  Ferris State University

Location:  Big Rapids, MI United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2019)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1994-1998, 2000)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Education, Marquis Who’s Who (1992-1993)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the Midwest, Marquis Who’s Who (1990-1997)
  • Recipient, Recognition Award, Population Action Council (1983)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation, Michigan Sesquicentennial Commission (1987)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation, The Population Institute (1987)
  • Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation, National Geography Bee (1989-1996)
  • Recipient, State Government Recognition for Contributions to Michigan Education (2018)
  • Recipient, Historical Hero Award, Historical Society of Michigan (2018)
  • Named, Distinguished Faculty Member, Michigan Associates Government Board (1982)
  • Named, Chair of Ferris State University Centennial Task Force (1980-1984)


  • PhD, Michigan State University
  • MS, Eastern Michigan University
  • BS, Eastern Michigan University

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