Texas Tech University

Department Chair's Welcome

On behalf of the Department of Animal and Food Sciences, I would like to thank you for visiting our website. If you come for a visit you will find outstanding faculty and staff who care about students and are having an impact. The department's motto that highlights our focus 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 animal production, food safety, meat quality, or animal welfare. Relative to students, we offer many unique opportunities to prepare them for the workplace and graduate school with the goal of seeing them flourish wherever they reside. Our curriculum is also ideal for those with an interest in the health professions.

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

Michael Orth, Ph.D.

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

Animal & Food Sciences