Richard Rateau

Assistant Professor

Employability skills, leadership and communications skills development of college graduates entering the work force.

AEE 3634: Communicating Agriculture and Life Sciences through Speaking, 2009, 2010, 2011

AEE 4044: Agricultural Sciences Seminar, 2010

AEE 3014: Leadership for Agricultural Professionals, 2009

LDRS 3304: Elements of Team Leadership, 2011 (co-instructor)

Kaufman, E. K., Rateau, R. J., Carter, H. S., & Strickland, L. R. (2011). What’s context got to do with it? An exploration of leadership development programs for the agricultural community. Proceedings of the Association of Leadership Educators annual conference.

Weekley, J.G., Drape, T. A., Rateau, R.J., Nowak, J. (2010).  Collaborate to LEARN [Abstract]. NACTA Journal, 54(2).

Kaufman, E. K., Rateau, R. J., Ellis, K. C., Kasperbauer, H. J., & Stacklin, L. R. (2010). Leadership program planning: Assessing the needs and interests of the agricultural community. Journal of Leadership Education, 9(1), 122-143.

Kaufman, E. K., Rateau, R. J., Kuhn, M. C., & Swenson, S. P. (2009). Innovative leadership education: Shining the light on transformative leadership education [Abstract]. Proceedings of the Association of Leadership Educators’ annual conference.

Rateau, R. J., & Kaufman, E. K. (2009). Preparing college graduates for success in the workplace: What the literature says [Abstract]. NACTA Journal, 53(2), 77-78.

Ellis, K. C., Rateau, R. J., & Kaufman, E. K. (2009). From classroom to community: Enhancing graduate education through service learning [Abstract]. NACTA Journal, 53(2), 82-83.

Rateau, R. J., & Kaufman, E. K., (2009). Sustaining the impact of communications skills development [Abstract]. NACTA Journal, 53(2), 84.

Ellis, K. C., Kaufman, E. K., Kasperbauer, H. J., Rateau, R. J., & Stacklin, L. R. (2009). Leading ag to a promising future: Understanding the leadership development needs of the agricultural community [Abstract]. NACTA Journal, 53(2), 109.

Rateau, R. J., & Kaufman, E. K. (2009, February). Are they ready? Understanding the employability of college graduates for success in the workplace. Proceedings of the Southern Region Conference of the American association for Agricultural Education, 430-446. Available at http://aaaeonline.org/conference_files/Proceedings_AAAESR_2009.pdf

Rateau, R. J., & Kaufman, E. K. (2009, February). The impact of communications skills development on college students’ communication apprehension. Proceedings of the Southern Region Conference of the American association for Agricultural Education, 430-446. Available at http://aaaeonline.org/conference_files/Proceedings_AAAESR_2009.pdf

Rateau, R. J., Casten, J. N., Kasperbauer, H. J., & Kaufman, E. K. (2008). Retaining the best through communication skills training [Abstract]. NACTA Journal, 52(2), 99.

Richard Rateau
  • 540-231-1435
  • rrateau@vt.edu
  • 175 West Campus Dr.
    MC 0343
    Room 2290 Litton-Reaves
    Blacksburg, VA 24061