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  • Ph.D.; (Animal Nutrition) Oklahoma State University – 1977
  • M.S.; (Animal Science) Oklahoma State University – 1975
  • B.S.; (Agriculture) New Mexico State University – 1973


  • Paul Whitfield Horn Professor (2006) and Thornton Distinguished Chair, Texas Tech University Department of Animal and Food Sciences (1998 to present)
  • Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor in the New Mexico State University Department of Animal and Range Science (1977 to 1990)
  • Professor and Superintendent of the New Mexico State University Clayton Livestock Research Center (1990 to 1996)
  • Professor of Animal Science at West Texas A&M University and Texas Agricultural Experiment Station-Amarillo (1996 to 1997)

Research Awards

  • Fellow, American Society of Animal Science (2010)
  • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Service and Outreach Award, Texas Tech University (2007)
  • Animal Management Award, American Society of Animal Science (2006)
  • President’s Academic Achievement Award, Texas Tech University (2005)
  • College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Outstanding Researcher Award, Texas Tech University (2004, 2005)
  • Advanced Degree Graduate of Distinction Award, Department of Animal Science, Oklahoma State University (2002)
  • American Feed Industry Association Ruminant Nutrition Research Award, American Society of Animal Science (1999)
  • Distinguished Research Award, College of Agriculture and Home Economics, New Mexico State University (1989)
  • Young Scientist Award, Western Section, American Society of Animal Science (1988)

Editorial & Professional Service

  • President-Elect, (2006 to 2007), President (2007 to 2008), and Past-President (2008 to 2009), American Society of Animal Science
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Animal Science (2002 to 2005)
  • President, Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science (1995 to 1996)
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Society of Animal Science (1995 to 1996, 2002 to 2005)
  • Secretary, American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (1996 to 1999)

Science and education for daily living – that’s what the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is all about. We invite you to visit us at any time – in person or through this site. We have a distinct mission and history at CASNR. For more than 80 years, teaching has been and continues to be our hallmark. With six academic departments, the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, and several other research centers and institutes, we’re preparing society-ready graduates to think creatively and analytically, while conducting research on current and emerging agricultural and natural resources issues that have state, regional, national, and global impacts. Indeed, CASNR is one of the leading colleges in the United States, with programs awarding 10 baccalaureate, 15 masters, and seven Ph.D. degrees in agricultural sciences and natural resources disciplines.

As you explore our web site, you’ll discover stories about our remarkable faculty, staff, and students - people who are moving beyond the laboratory to develop practical applications that enrich our daily lives. At CASNR, we’re committed to meeting the challenge of a world that’s increasingly shaped by science and technology and to achieving extraordinary results in the process. So, I invite you to explore our campus, experience our academic community, and share the excitement with us as we work to shape the future. Meanwhile, please browse our web pages for information on all aspects of the college’s academic departments and the activities of our students, faculty, and staff. If you’re in the Lubbock area, the staff of the Dr. Bill Bennett Student Success Center can offer information and tours. We welcome your interest and hope to see you in the future.

Dr. Michael Galyean
Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources