Richard A. Swenson
Bio: Richard A. Swenson, M.D., received his B.S. in physics Phi Beta Kappa from Denison University (1970) and his doctorate from the University of Illinois School of Medicine (1974). Following five years of private practice, in 1982 Dr. Swenson accepted a teaching position as Associate Clinical Professor with the University of Wisconsin Medical School where he taught for fifteen years. His current focus is "cultural medicine", researching the intersection of faith, health, culture, and the future.
Dr. Swenson has traveled extensively, including a year of study in Europe and medical work in developing countries. He also authored Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves You Need (NavPress, 1992) and has presented widely in both national and international settings on the theme of margin, stress, overload, complexity, and societal change. A representative listing of presentations includes a wide variety of career, professional, and management groups, most major church denominations, Congress, and the Pentagon. In addition, he was an invited guest participant for the 44th Annual National Security Seminar.
Dr. Swenson and his wife, Linda, live in Menomonie, Wisconsin, and their two sons, Adam and Matthew.