Richard L. McMullen, Ph.D.

Commissioner McMullen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, a Master of Science degree in Agronomy, and a doctorate degree in Crop, Soil and Environmental Science with an emphasis in applied soil physics from the University of Arkansas. He currently serves as the Associate Director for Science for the Center for Local Public Health and the State Environmental Health Director at the Arkansas Department of Health. He also serves as an adjunct assistant professor at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Previously, he has been a soil conservationist with the USDA-NRCS; an Alderman with the City of Johnson, AR; and an owner of document destruction, waste hauling/recycling, and real estate investing businesses. He holds numerous certifications and licenses and is a member of numerous organizations, including Gamma Sigma Delta and Alpha Chi Sigma. Commissioner McMullen is a native of Fayetteville, AR.