Richard Hoag teaches studio courses in architecture as well as courses in research methods, communications, architectural competitions, and social and behavioural factors. He has also taught at the University of Illinois and Florida A&M University. His research and consulting include architectural programming, architect selection processes, architectural literacy, and communication and the physical environment. His graduate education includes architecture at the University of Washington and communications at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His students frequently engage in cross-disciplinary community service and learning projects. Collaborations with his colleagues in Interior Architecture, Landscape architecture and Urban and Regional Planning have resulted in student proposals for buildings and master plans for the Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, and the Green Impact Zone in Kansas City.