Texas Tech University

Department Chair's Welcome

Michael Orth, Ph.D.
Photo by Leslie Kitten ('03 MS Agricultural Education), Savant Photographic Artistry.

On behalf of the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, I would like to thank you for visiting our website.Although I am new to Texas Tech University, one thing that has immediately impressed me is the quality of faculty, staff, and students who make up the department. The department's motto is "Discovering Solutions, Empowering Students, and Serving Society".

Our research focus is to discover solutions for real world problems – whether it is a problem related to food safety, meat quality, or animal welfare. Relative to students, we offer many unique opportunities to prepare them for the workplace or graduate school with the goal of seeing them have a positive impact wherever they reside.

After looking through the information you find on these pages, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. My hope is that after viewing this site, you will be inclined to visit us and see firsthand why the Department of Animal and Food Sciences has such a great reputation locally, nationally, and internationally!

Michael Orth, Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor


Animal & Food Sciences