Dr. Richard Stull grew up in the culturally vibrant San Francisco Bay Area and works with selected foreign-born and non-native English speaking business professionals in speech delivery dynamics, accent training, script writing/editing, and memoir and story-development. He is a certified consultant in the Compton Institute of Language and Phonology (Pronouncing English as a Second Language – PESL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL/ESL), and teaches the American Accent training method.
He has worked with clients from countries on five continents including China, Russia, Japan, Nigeria, Uganda, Argentina, Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Ghana, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Kenya, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Holland, Moldova, Romania, India, Pakistan, Taiwan, Australia, and Bangladesh.
Dr. Stull’s versatility in the rhythms and intonations of American speech reflects his over twenty-five years in public radio (commentary, classics literature), commercial radio (ESPN sports), podcast interviewing/reviewing (New Books Network -jazz), voice narrations, and original performance art as well as his 35 years of teaching in higher education where he integrated and emphasized American popular culture and history through the prisms of music, cinema, literature, art, and sport.
Uncommon ability and versatility:
Dr. Stull is a frequent radio guest and culture commentator, author, reviewer, poet, spoken word performer and musician, a docent/tour leader/events lecturer and retired professor from Humboldt State University. His interests range from classical literature to jazz, to sports history, language, American history, travel and the physics of human performance,
For twenty years Doc hosted the Classics Now Literature book interview/discussion forum with Mary Harper and Lance Hardie on KHSU radio 90.5 AM in Arcata, CA. on the third Thursday of the month from 1994 – 2015, Doc discussed more than 200 classic books ranging from Aristotle to Shakespeare to Sun Tzu.
Doc appeared between 2014 – 2019 on the KHSU Magazine with host Danielle Orr on KHSU radio 90.5 AM in Arcata, CA. on the first Friday of the month at 1:00 for Athletes and Sport in the Americas and the Caribbean and their Connection to Popular Culture and Politics.
Doc Stull’s Sports Today and in the Day Doc researched, wrote and narrated more than 75 shows since 2011 produced by musician/composer colleague Tim Randles for ESPN Sports Radio 1340 AM and 92.7 FM Eureka and KGOE News Talk Radio 1480 AM Eureka.
New Books in Jazz reviews and interviews. Highlights include interviews with authors whose books discussed the music and bios of Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and many others.
Doc appeared frequently as a cultural commentator on Monday Morning Magazine between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM the third Monday of every month on KMUD radio 91.1, Redway on topics ranging from the news of the day, humor, history, and sport.
He appeared frequently as a cultural commentator on Radio El Sol Bilingue between 5:00 PM and 6:00 AM on the on KMEC 105.1, Ukiah,
His eco-sport-mystery novella ebook, Muhammad Ali’s Robe was published in August 2013.
He completed a 14 part series on great Latino athletes, politic and popular culture for the El Sol Bilingue Newspaper in Ukiah, CA.
Doc is past-President of Sport Literature Association. He has published numerous reviews and contributed three original short stories to the Aethlon: Journal of Sport Literature and was a featured poet/writer on the 2003-2004 Humboldt State University Scholar’s Calendar. His poem, “Rhythm” was published in Puerto Del Sol: A Journal of New Literature, Summer, 2013 https://docstull.com/2014/04/ (Spanish translation).
He is a docent and tour leader and special program presenter at Jack London State Historic Park.
Highlights in 2019 included his sold-out SRO performance of his original spoken word/jazz show, If You Can Tell a Story, You’ll Never Be out of a Job at the Westhaven Center for the Arts in November, language study at the Portuguese Etc Language School in Lisbon, Portugal as well as travel to Germany and Austria. He attended a summer course on the history and linguistics of Esperanto at the North American Summer Kurso (NASK) in Raleigh, North Carolina. He participated in the locally produced television airing of The Short Story Show as well as two public performances of the Work Show at the Arcata Theater. Also dramatic readings at Jack London State Historic Park literature series and tours at Jack London’s historic Wolf House in Glen Ellen, California.
Highlights in 2018 included an original performance of The Nicaraguan, Bolivian and Cuban Diaries accompanied by a five-piece Latin band at the Westhaven Center for the Arts. Also, travel to Cuba and study of the history and linguistics of Esperanto at the North American Summer Kurso (NASK) in Raleigh, North Carolina. Also dramatic readings at Jack London State Historic Park literature series and tours at Jack London’s historic Wolf House in Glen Ellen, California.
Highlights in 2017 included new international accent clients in the American Accent Training method, Italian language study and travel/study in Italy. Also, a special presentation to the Sons of Italy, Eureka Chapter on the Italian-American Contribution the History and Development of Jazz, continued piano study and eleven new original radio interviews on the KHSU 90.5 FM public radio on sports and athletes in the Americas and the Caribbean and their connection to popular and political culture. Also a dramatic reading at Jack London State Historic Park literature series and tours at Jack London’s historic Wolf House in Glen Ellen, California.
Highlights in 2016 included developing an international clientele in American Accent Training method from all five continents, teaching English as a second language at College of the Redwoods Community College and travel throughout Bolivia in Latin America (September – November) with study at the Bolivian Spanish School in the constitutional capital of Sucre, Bolivia, and the Altiplano Spanish School in the high-altitude wine region in Tarija, Bolivia. He was also selected to be a reader at the 100th Annual Jack London Memorial Service, Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen, CA., Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 10:30 AM.
Highlights in 2015 included Spanish study in Nicaragua, TESOL/ESL certification, Certified Consultant – PESL (Pronouncing English as a Second Language) Method, Compton Institute of Language and Phonology and piano study in boogie/woogie and American Jazz standards.
Highlights in 2014 included an original performance, Only a Fool is Not Afraid of a Crazy Man – a spoken-word/jazz presentation with the Tim Randles Trio at the Westhaven Center for the Arts, the completion of 14-part series on Latino athletes in sport and popular culture for the El Sol Bilingue Newspaper, a new radio feature airing on the Humboldt Homepage with Danielle Orr on the first Friday of the month at 1:00 PM on KHSU 90. 5 FM entitled Athletes and Sport in the Americas and the Caribbean and their Connection to Popular Culture and Politics, special evening tours to the historic Wolf House at Jack London State Historic Park, the narration of the first Audio Tour AP for Jack London State Historic Park, and numerous personal and radio appearances.
In November of 2013, Doc presented his highly entertaining multi-media lecture/show, The Brown Bomber, The Blues and the Blast: Sports Social Justice and the Legacy of Joe Louis and Jackie Robinson in the Armed Forces in WWII and the music that helped shape American attitudes about race for the Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial Legacy Series at Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo, CA.
Earlier in 2013, Doc presented The Changing role of Women during WWII: A League of Their Own on the Diamond and the Home Front as a featured speaker at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park series during a screening of the film League of Their Own last March 2013.
Doc is also a docent and special events lecturer at Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen, CA, recently presenting It’s How You Play the Game: Jack London’s Timeless Themes in Sport in June of 2013 as well as leading special moonlight tours to Jack London’s famous Wolf House.
He retired from full-time teaching in the Kinesiology and Recreation Administration Department at Humboldt State University in 2011, and continued to teach part-time until 2015.