W. Richard Teague
Texas A&M AgriLife Research
Dr. Richard Teague was born, raised, and schooled in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. He obtained his B.Sc. (Agriculture) in Grassland Science at the University of Natal, South Africa in 1972. Dr. Teague worked for the Department of Agriculture, Research and Specialist Services on Brush Control at Matopos in southern Zimbabwe. From 1978 to 1982 he lectured in Grassland Science at the University of Fort Hare, South Africa. From 1982 to 1991 Dr. Teague worked as a research scientist for the Department of Agriculture in the Eastern Cape Province South Africa.
In 1987 he received his Ph.D. from the Department of Botany and Microbiology, University of the Witwatersrand. In 1991 he moved to Texas as an Associate Professor in Range Ecology and Management at Vernon. Dr. Teague was promoted to Professor in 2003 and to Associate Resident Director in 2007. His work in Texas has concentrated on evaluating the long-term ecological and economic consequences of using alternative management strategies to achieve rangeland restoration and production goals.