Richard Dolan (born July 1, 1962) is an American ufologist.
Dolan graduated from Alfred University with a B.A. in English and history in 1984, and subsequently earned an M.A. in history from the University of Rochester in 1995. A Rhodes Scholarship finalist, Dolan also received a certificate in political ideologies from Exeter College, Oxford.
Dolan's first book, UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Cover-up 1941-1973 was published in 2000 by Keyhole Publishing Company and republished by Hampton Roads Publishing Company in 2002.
The preface is written by the noted scientist and author Jacques Vallée, Ph.D. Vallee's preface begins: "The important book you are about to read is the first comprehensive study of the U.S. government's response to the intrusion of UFO phenomena in American skies over the last fifty years."
A follow-up book, titled UFOs and the National Security State: The Cover-Up Exposed, 1973-1991 was published in August, 2009. In November 2010, A.D. After Disclosure: The People’s Guide to Life After Contact, was published by Richard Dolan and Bryce Zabel.