Before Georgia Tech, Professor Richard D. Teach served as Associate Dean of the College of Management. He is a past president of the Atlanta Chapter of the U.S. Committee for the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and was a volunteer with the Atlanta Council on Battered Women, where he has had experience with the difficulties of fund raising. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Beaver Ruin Montessori School in Norcross, Georgia and has been a member of the Board of Advisors to the Lullwater School in Decatur, Georgia.
He has served on the Board of Directors of the Graduate Management Admissions Council, an organization that owns the Graduate Management Admissions Test used by graduate business schools worldwide. In this capacity he designed and ran the first MBA Forum. This concept has changed the way most nationally known MBA programs recruit students. He has served on the Board of Directors of ABSEL, a U.S. academic organization, and he currently serves on the Steering Committee of ISAGA, an international academic organization. Both of these organizations' central themes are the development and use of simulations for education and corporate training.
In 1993 he was appointed to the task force on Marketing and Entrepreneurship for the American Marketing Association. In 1995 he was elected to the Board of Trustees of ABSEL for a second time. In 1995 he was appointed as a Board Member of OMICRON, an Atlanta based organization of Chief Information Officers. He was appointed to a US wide task force to work on the Year 2000 problem that exists in software design. Dr. Teach also served on the committee that developed the planning documents for the Atlanta Olympic Games bid for the 1996 Olympics and was on the team that provided the feasibility study for the Paralympics to the AOC.
In addition to his non-profit experience, Dr. Teach has been on the Boards of Directors of two computer software firms and a high-tech start-up company. He is currently on the Boards of Directors of a computer training publishing house, and a toy company (specialty dolls) a company producing high-tech medical equipment and a High-tech start-up firm in the financial services area using advanced telecommunications. He was an Associate Editor for Simulation & Gaming an International Journal of Theory, Design and Research. He was a founding member and has served on the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Software Association. He currently serves as the University Sponsor to the Atlanta Technology Executive Roundtable, a membership organization of high-tech CEOs.
Dr. Teach has delivered over 60 invited academic papers and lectures and over 50 competitive papers throughout the United States, and in Australia, Austria, Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Romania, Scotland, Spain, Sweden and The Netherlands. He has held two visiting Professorships, one at Cheltenham - Gloucester College of Higher Education, Oxstalls Campus, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England in 1991 and another at ICN at Université Nancy II, Nancy, France in 1996. He has published over 60 peer reviewed articles. Some of these have been published in Management Science, Operational Research Quarterly, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Academy of Management Review, Simulation and Gaming, and others. His research was awarded the "Best Simulation Research Paper" at the 1990 ABSEL conference and in 1996 was named an ABSEL Fellow. In 1994, he was the recipient of an award for "Outstanding Service" to Simulation & Gaming on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Journal (one of five granted). In 1995, he was named a co-chair of the American Marketing Association's International Entrepreneurship and Marketing Conferences being held in Melbourne, Australia and in Washington DC.
Areas of Specialization
Simulation and Gaming
PhD, Purdue University