Richard Botelho is an author, thinker, philosopher, and social critic. His previous books include gold award winner The New Individualism: Personal Change to Transform Society, Leah’s Way, and Reason for Existence. His works are used in hundreds of colleges and universities and have been featured in The Midwest Quarterly, Library Journal, The Review of Metaphysics, and The Journal of Personal Transformation.


Richard Botelho received his B.A. in Government and M.A. in Government from California State University, Sacramento, graduating with honors. His thesis was entitled “Toward a Credible Central Intelligence Agency” and was published in 1983. His research included interviews with intelligence community and national security officials, including a former CIA Director. That process enabled vast insights into the structures and functions of society, specifically the confluence of politics, economics, power, technology, security, order, religion, and transformation. During a career as a senior vice president of marketing, he continued to publish articles and commentaries in various publications. In 1994, he published his first book, The New Individualism: Personal Change to Transform Society, the S.C.P.H.C. Gold Award winner in social philosophy. Believing that social philosophy can also be explored in works of fiction, he published the acclaimed novels Leah’s Way in 2004 and Reason for Existence in 2016.


Richard Botelho is a professional affiliate of the Galileo Commission, an organization dedicated to forwarding the advance of science past its current frameworks. His encyclopedia article is External link opens in new tab or windowhttps://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/educational-magazines/botelho-richard-1958.