Dr. Eric Richtmyer joined Academic Search in 2014 at the start of a new chapter in his career. With tenacity, motivation, and desire to excel in the field, he quickly proved to be one of the most instrumental senior consultants at the firm. Dr. Richtmyer has had a hand in a myriad of successful searches for positions at all levels of an administrative staff.
Dr. Richtmyer’s working career began in teaching, as he taught at universities across the country for half a decade. He spent time at the University of Minnesota, Colorado Mesa University, and the Maryland Institute College of Art, teaching courses in history, global studies, humanistic studies, and more. Though he enjoyed his time on a faculty and interacting directly with students, he wanted to make a broader impact outside the classroom. So, he did what he would often tell students to do if they were struggling to decide on a career path: get more education. Dr. Richtmyer opted to pursue a Master of Business Administration at Johns Hopkins University and explore new options.
The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) offered an internship to Dr. Richtmyer, which unveiled to him the possibilities in higher education governance and the impact of helping an administrative staff prosper. By the time his internship was over, Dr. Richtmyer discovered not only was he interested in consulting and advising work, but he could thrive in it and make a difference beyond teaching.
Dr. Richtmyer was initially hired by Academic Search as a Consultant and often worked alongside senior consultants on various searches. After just two years, Dr. Richtmyer demonstrated his immense talent as an advisor, his analysis skills, and his ability to be successful, and he was named Senior Consultant in 2016. With as many searches as Dr. Richtmyer has performed, he has gained the ability to modify his search approach. A search committee and institution stakeholders can count on Dr. Richtmyer to develop a customized plan that meets their needs and satisfy the goals they hope to accomplish. Whether an institution prefers virtual check-ins, in-person meetings, a quick turnaround, or a months-long process, Dr. Richtmyer can accommodate the requests.
With his diplomatic demeanor and commitment to enriching an institution with exceptional hires, Dr. Richtmyer is personally invested in assembling candidate pools brimming with superior applicants. With years of consulting experience, excellent vetting skills, and a devotion to helping institutions succeed, he scours his growing network to recruit the best possible candidates. Once presented to a search committee, Dr. Richtmyer finds gratification in knowing any person the institution selects is an excellent choice.
An Ann Arbor, MI, native, Dr. Richtmyer earned his bachelor’s degree and doctorate, both in history, from The Ohio State University and Minnesota, respectively.