New grants administrator on deck in CASNR administration headquarters
Galen Austin, a specialist in contract and grants administration, has been selected to lead this critical area within Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. He officially stepped into his new post on July 11.
"The purpose of grants administration is to assist faculty in preparing successful grant proposals and support the research goals and objectives of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources," said CASNR Dean Michael Galyean. "Galen Austin should handle these duties well."
Austin, a native of Burkburnett and long-time Lubbock resident, said one of his primary goals at CASNR is to assist faculty in their pursuit of funding and help identity other sources of support for faculty projects. "I am honored to be selected to fill the position of Grants Administrator/Editor, and to be associated with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources again," Austin said. "I look forward to being a valuable asset to CASNR faculty and providing the support needed to achieve the overall research goals and objectives of CASNR."
In previous research positions, his focus has been on genetic aspects of cattle grazing behavior and pasture utilization; utilizing the Global Positioning System to monitor animal movement; feral pig infestation on the Southern High Plains of Texas; epidemiology of livestock and wildlife diseases; and control of arthropod vectors of disease pathogens.
Prior to joining the CASNR staff, Austin worked as a senior research associate at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech. He also worked as a lecturer and research assistant in Tech's Department of Animal and Food Sciences.
Austin earned his bachelor's and doctoral degrees in animal science from Texas Tech. He is a member of the American Society of Animal Science. Honors for Austin include the Texas Tech University President's Book Award (2010); and the Texas Tech Department of Animal Science and Food Technology's Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award (1999).
Written by Norman Martin
CONTACT: Michael Galyean, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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