Richard R. Guzman


Richard R. Guzman is a professor at North Central College in Naperville, IL, where he teaches courses in writing and literature, sacred texts, music, film, urban & suburban studies, race & ethnicity, and leadership for social change. His first book, Voices and Freedoms: A History of Jazz, was made into a nationally syndicated radio series, and one of his more recent books, Black Writing from Chicago, has been called “a work of great importance … and a sheer delight.” He led in establishing the college’s Cultural Events Program, its Honors Program, and masters programs in Liberal Studies and Social Entrepreneurship. Find out more about his work at his website.