Richard understands and appreciates those who choose the road less traveled, and brings to his own work a diverse set of skills and experiences.

richard caiander, admissions

Richard Caiander works in the admissions process, and manages course scheduling and enrollment for the University Without Walls. He has a diverse professional background that includes 5 years as a manager at the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center; 4 years as a Internet services project manager at RCN Corporation; 12 years private practice of acupuncture and Chinese medicine; and 10 years work experience in a Massachusetts Department of Mental Health funded community based mental health emergency services facility as a counselor.

educational background

  • Blue Poppy Institute, Boulder, CO - Chinese herbal medicine, professional development
  • New England School of Acupuncture, Newton, MA - Diplomate, 1989 graduate
  • Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst

professional licensure and certifications

  • Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, Licensure in Acupuncture & Chinese medicine, 1989
  • Montana Board of Medical Examiners, Licensure in Acupuncture, 1992
  • Certified CompTIA Computer Technician, 1999

academic interests

Complimentary medicine and public health research