Rich was born in Great Britain, but he moved to Canada with his British parents when he was young. Rich went to school in Canada, and he also completed a graduate degree in America. Rich now lives in Canada, where he works as a professor. Rich is a historian and political scientist, and he teaches courses about genocide and terrorism and also a course on humanities.
Many of Rich's students are students whose first languages are not English.
Rich has led English conversation circles for newcomers to Canada, and he has taught grammar at the university. As an undergraduate and graduate student,
Rich worked as a learning skills counselor, and, during that time, he worked with countless students to help them improve their writing skills.
Rich has traveled extensively and Belarus and Ukraine. Rich is learning Russian, and he has learned French and German, so he knows what it is like to learn additional languages.