Richard Merton Petty, Jr.

1973
Bachelor of Arts (AB) in Political Science

Mr. Petty taught Political Science and History at Sr High School, Jr High School, Middle School, & college levels for over 30 years.

Education
  • AB, The University of Georgia 1973 Political Science
  • MA, Georgia State University 1979 Political Science
  • EdS, Georgia State University 1988
Pre-Occupation (Hobbies)

Genealogy, Gardening, History of Great Britain Archaeology of ancient Israel UGA athletic programs in all categories

Most Memorable SPIA Class Moment?

n particular enjoyed Political Science classes taught by Dr. Robert Welch.

My Top Three Career Tips
  1. The keys to success are “I.D” – interest and drive.
  2. Your most powerful tool is your resilience.
  3. Cultural Darwinism ultimately proves very powerful.
Volunteer Activities / Service on Boards

Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, Atlanta, GA. community volunteer programs. Chaplain’s Committee, Douglas County Jail

A QUOTABLE QUOTE ABOUT MY SPIA EXPERIENCE

When facing challenging times, it is far better to be a palm tree than an oak tree.