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Amy Boren, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

  • Email: amy.boren@ttu.edu
  • College: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Department: Agricultural Education and Communications
  • Specialization for research: Food Security, Community Development, Entrepreneurship
  • Specialization for teaching: Agricultural Leadership
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Mindy Brashears

Mindy Brashears, Ph. D.

Professor of Food Safety and Public Health and Director of International Center for Food Industry Excellence

  • Email: mindy.brashears@ttu.edu
  • College: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Department: Animal and Food Sciences
  • Specialization for research: Food Safety and Security
  • Specialization for teaching:Food Safety
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Todd Brashears

Todd Brashears, Ph. D.

Associate Professor

  • Email: todd.brashears@ttu.edu
  • College: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Department: Ag Education and Communication
  • Specialization for research: Global Food Security through Effective Workforce Training
  • Specialization for teaching: Agricultural Leadership
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Chance Brooks

Chance Brooks, Ph. D.

Assistant Professor

  • Email: chance.brooks@ttu.edu
  • College: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Department: Animal and Food Sciences
  • Specialization for research: Meat Packaging and Value-Added Meat Products
  • Specialization for teaching: Selection, Care, Processing and Cooking of Meat; Processed and Cured Meat Science; Graduate Seminar in Meat Science; Advanced Processed and Cured Meat Science
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Carlos Caprio

Carlos Carpio, Ph. D.

Associate Professor

  • Email: carlos.carpio@ttu.edu
  • College: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Department: Agricultural and Applied Economics
  • Specialization for research: Food Demand and Food Policy Analysis
  • Specialization for teaching: Applied Statistics/Econometrics, Food Demand Analysis
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Malinda Colwell

Malinda J. Colwell, Ph. D.

Associate Professor

  • Email: malinda.colwell@ttu.edu
  • College: Human Sciences
  • Department: Human Development and Family Studies
  • Specialization for research: Child Development, Parent-child & Peer Relationships, and Developmental Effects of Food Insecurity
  • Specialization for teaching: Theories of Human Development, Family Theories, Parent-child Relationships
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Alejandra Echeverry

Alejandro Echeverry, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | Food Safety & Microbiology

  • Email: alejandro.echeverry@ttu.edu
  • College: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Department: Animal and Food Sciences
  • Specialization for research: Food Safety, Food Microbiology, Beef Safety, Biosecurity, HACCP, HACCP Validation, HACCP Audits, GMP's, Food Science
  • Specialization for teaching: Principles of Food Engineering; Introduction to HACCP, HACCP validation, GMP's, Food Microbiology, Food Safety.
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Sam Jackson

Samuel P. Jackson, Ph. D.

Associate Chair & Associate Professor – Sheep and Goats

  • Email: sam.jackson@ttu.edu
  • College: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Department: Animal and Food Sciences
  • Specialization for research: Nutrition, Reproduction, Growth and Body Composition for Sheep, Goats and Beef Cattle
  • Specialization for teaching: ANSC 1401- Introductory Animal Science, ANSC 2301- Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation, ANSC 2305- Horse Nutrition, ANSC 4406- Sheep and Goat Production
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Guy Loneragan

Guy H. Loneragan, BVSc, Ph. D.

Professor of Food Safety and Public Health, and Faculty Fellow

  • Email: guy.loneragan@ttu.edu
  • College: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Department: Animal and Food Sciences
  • Specialization for research: Veterinary Epidemiology Applied to Food Safety and Public Health
  • Specialization for teaching: Epidemiological Thinking
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McKenney

Cynthia McKenney, Ph. D.

Associate Chair and Rockwell Endowed Professor of Horticulture in Plant and Soil Science

  • Email: cynthia.mckenney@ttu.edu
  • College: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Department: Plant & Soil Science 
  • Specialization for research: Development and release of native plant cultivars included in the Raider Wildflower Collection TM and the utilization of dairy compost in the urban landscape.
  • Specialization for teaching: Herbaceous Plants, Interior Plant Materials, Gardens of Europe, Arboriculture, Greenhouse Crop Production, Garden Center and Nursery Management  
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Markus Miller

Markus F. Miller, Ph. D.

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Distinguished Chair and Professor

  • Email: mfmrraider@aol.com
  • College: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Department: Animal and Food Sciences
  • Specialization for research: Meat Quality, Meat Safety, Food Security, Muscle Biochemistry, Nutrition and Carcass Evaluation
  • Specialization for teaching: Livestock and Meat Evaluation, Advanced Meat Science
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Murimi

Mary Murimi Ph.D., RD 

Professor

  • Email: mary.murimi@ttu.edu
  • College: Human Sciences 
  • Department: Nutritional Sciences 
  • Specialization for research: Community Nutrition, Obesity, Food Insecurity and Global Hunger
  • Specialization for teaching: Nutrition Education, International Nutrition and Community Nutrition.
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Kendra Nightingale

Kendra Nightingale, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

  • Email: kendra.nightingale@ttu.edu
  • College: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Department: Animal and Food Science
  • Specialization for research: Basic and applied science to understand molecular ecology, Transmission dynamics of foodborne pathogens along the food continuum.
  • Specialization for teaching: Use of molecular methods in food microbiology

oldewage

Wilna Oldewage-Theron PhD RD(SA)

Professor

  • Email: wilhelmina.theron@ttu.edu
  • College: Human Sciences
  • Department: Nutritional Sciences
  • Specialization for research: International Food Insecurity and Micronutrient Deficiencies in Africa.
  • Specialization for teaching: International Nutrition, Nutrition Education and International Food Security.
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Debra Reed

Debra B. Reed, Ph. D., RDN, LD

Professor and Helen DeVitt Jones Chair, Nutritional Sciences Graduate Advisor

  • Email: debra.reed@ttu.edu
  • College: Human Sciences
  • Department: Nutrition, Hospitality, and Retailing
  • Specialization for research: Community Nutrition, Obesity Prevention, Qualitative & Quantitative
  • Specialization for teaching: Community Nutrition, NS 4330, NS 4130, NS 5360, NS 5311
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Sanchez

Marcos Sanchez-Plata, Ph.D.

Professor of Food Science

  • Email: marcos.x.sanchez@ttu.edu
  • College: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Department: Animal and Food Science
  • Specialization for research: Integration of food safety programs from farm-to-table, Comercial validation of antimicrobial interventions and Evaluation of dietary modifications in animal diets. 
  • Specialization for teaching: Poultry Products and Processing, Integrated Food Safety Programs, Food Sanitation, Food Chemistry and Advanced Food Analysis.
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sarturi

Jhones Sarturi, Ph.D.

Professor of Beef Cattle Nutrition and Rumen Metabolism

  • Email: j.sarturi@ttu.edu
  • College: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources 
  • Department: Animal and Food Science
  • Specialization for research: Beef cattle nutrition and ruminal metabolism. Development of strategies to improve, evaluate, and better utilize byproducts, forages, and grains in ruminant diets.
  • Specialization for teaching: Feeds and Feeding, Research Methods in Ruminant Nutrition; Mineral and Vitamins in Animal Nutrition; and Nutrition Seminar.
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Leslie Thompson

Leslie Thompson, Ph.D.

Professor of Food Science

  • Email: leslie.thompson@ttu.edu
  • College: Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Department: Animal and Food Sciences
  • Specialization for research: Food Composition, Quality and Safety
  • Specialization for teaching: Food Sanitation, Food Chemistry, Advanced Food Analysis, Poultry Products & Processing

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