Research Spotlight: Department of Veterinary Sciences’ Michael Galyean
By: Christy Bratcher
Michael Galyean, a Texas Tech Horn Professor and member of the Davis College Department of Veterinary Sciences faculty, joined the Texas Tech faculty in 1998. He is one of the top cattle nutritionists in the world. As a university professor, he has taught graduate courses in animal nutrition and statistics, conducted research in cattle nutrition and management, served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Animal Science, and served as president of the American Society of Animal Science and the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists.
At Texas Tech, Galyean served as the Thornton Distinguished Chair in Animal Nutrition, where his research continued to be at the forefront of major issues facing the beef cattle industry. Beginning in 2011, Galyean served as dean of the Davis College of Agriculture & Natural Sciences at Texas Tech for five years before becoming Texas Tech's Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2016. Five years later, he returned to the academic side to conduct research and teach graduate courses.
Galyean has published more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, invited papers and book chapters and has directed the graduate work of more than 60 master's and doctoral students. In addition, he has filled several leadership roles with the National Research Council, president of the American Society of Animal Science-Western Section and served on the ASAS Board of Directors. His master's degree and doctorate are from Oklahoma State University.
CONTACT: Christy Bratcher, Associate Dean for Research, Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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