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College of Agriculture

Department of Animal Sciences and Industry
Faculty of the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station

The Department of Animal Sciences and Industry is fully engaged in embracing the challenges of the future in order to continue providing the objective information and training needed by the citizens of Kansas and elsewhere to thrive in the midst of change. The department offers undergraduate curriculum options in animal products, bioscience/biotechnology/business, communications and marketing, production manatement, and science/pre-vet. Graduate degrees are available in the areas of behavior, health, and welfare; breeding and genetics; food science; meat science; monogastric nutrition; ruminant nutrition; and physiology.

Jayendra Amamcharla

Jayendra K. Amamcharla
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Advanced sensing technologies for dairy and food process monitoring
Rapid and alternative methods for dairy and food analysis

Scott Beyer

R. Scott Beyer
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Poultry
Game bird
Companion animal nutrition and feed processing

Dale Blasi

Dale A. Blasi
Professor, Extension Specialist

Specialization: 
Beef cattle nutrition and management

 

Jennifer Bormann

Jennifer M. Bormann
Professor

Specialization:
Genetic improvement of beef cattle
Quantitative genetics

 

Barry Bradford

Barry J. Bradford
Professor

Specialization:
Dairy nutrition
Nutrient metabolism
Nutritional endocrinology

 

Michael ChoaMichael Choa

Professor


 

Joel DeRouchey

Joel M. DeRouchey
Professor, State Extension Leader

Specialization:
Swine nutrition and management

 

Teresa Douthit

Teresa L. Douthit
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Equine nutrition

 

James Drouillard

James S. Drouillard
Professor

Specialization:
Beef cattle nutrition

 

Jaymelynn Farney

Jaymelynn K. Farney
Beef Systems Specialist

Specialization:
Beef systems

 

Karol Fike

Karol E. Fike
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Beef cattle reproductive physiology
Career preparations
Internship coordinator

Kelly Getty

Kelly J. K. Getty
Associate Professor

Specialization:
HACCP
Meat microbiology
Meat safety and quality

 

John Gonzalez

John M. Gonzalez
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Meat science

 

Robert Goodband

Robert D. Goodband
Professor, Extension Specialist

Specialization:
Swine nutrition and management

 

David Grieger

David M. Grieger
Professor

Specialization:
Beef cattle reproduction
Reproductive molecular biology

 

Terry Houser

Terry A. Houser
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Irradiation
Meat processing
Meat selection and grading

 

Lindsey Hulbert

Lindsey E. Hulbert
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Comparative stress physiology, behavior, and immunology

 

Cassandra Jones

Cassandra K. Jones
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Animal feed safety
Livestock feed manufacturing
Feed ingredient stability

 

Joann Kouba

Joann M. Kouba
Associate Professor

Specialization:
Equine physiology

 

James Lattimer

James M. Lattimer
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Equine nutrition

 

Laman Mamedova

Laman Mamedova
Research Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Molecular biology

 

Luis Mendonca

Luis G. Mendonca
Associate Professor,
Extension Specialist

Specialization:
Bovine theriogenology
Dairy herd management
Farm performance evaluation

 

Jim Nelssen

Jim L. Nelssen
Professor, Extension Specialist

Specialization:
Swine nutrition and management

 

Abbey Nutsch

Abbey L. Nutsch
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Food microbiology

 

Kenneth Odde

Kenneth G. Odde
Professor

Specialization:
Reproductive physiology

 

KC Olson

KC Olson
Professor

Specialization:
Range beef cattle nutrition
and management

 

Travis O'Quinn

Travis G. O'Quinn
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Fresh meat quality and palatability

 

Randall Phebus

Randall K. Phebus
Professor

Specialization:
Food microbiology
Food safety
Environmental control and hygiene

 

Megan Rolf

Megan Rolf
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Genetics and livestock genomics

 

Timothy Rozell

Timothy G. Rozell
Professor

Specialization:
Physiology

 

Karen Schmidt

Karen A. Schmidt
Professor

Specialization:
Dairy foods chemistry, quality, and technology
Dairy protein chemistry

 

Scott Smith

J. Scott Smith
Professor, Chair - Food Science Graduate Program

Specialization:
Food chemistry and toxicology

 

Jeffrey Stevenson

Jeffrey S. Stevenson
Professor

Specialization:
Reproduction physiology of the bovine

 

Anthony Tarpoff

Anthony John Tarpoff
Assistant Professor,
Extension Beef Veterinarian

Specialization:
Beef cattle production medicine

 

Evan Titgemeyer

Evan C. Titgemeyer
Interim Department Head,
Professor,
Coordinator of Research,
ASI Graduate Program Director

Specialization:
Amino acid utilization
Ruminant nutrition

 

Mike Tokach

Mike D. Tokach
University Distinguished Professor, Extension Specialist

Specialization:
Practical swine nutrition research

 

Valentina Trinetta

Valentina Trinetta
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Food safety and food microbiology
Non-thermal technologies for long-term sustainability
Pathogens in the food supply chain

 

Jessie Vipham

Jessie L. Vipham
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Food microbiology
Food safety

 

Robert Weaber

Robert Lewis Weaber
Professor, Extension Specialist

Specialization:
Beef breeding and genetics
Cow/calf management

 

Jason Woodworth

Jason C. Woodworth
Research Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Swine nutrition

 

Umut Yucel

Umut Yucel
Assistant Professor

Specialization:
Chemistry and physical chemistry of foods
Advanced food material characterization techniques
Food emulsions and colloids
Functional foods

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