- Professor and Department Head
- KLCT 133C
- Undergraduate Education
- B.S. Animal Science, Texas A&M University
- Graduate Education
- M.S. Physiology of Reproduction, Texas A&M University
- Ph.D. Ruminant Nutrition, Kansas State University
Dr. Clay Mathis is the head of the Department of Animal Science where he leads the faculty and staff to provide teaching, research, and extension programs in the largest and most diverse animal science department in the country. He holds a B.S. in Animal Science and M.S. in the Physiology of Reproduction from Texas A&M University. He also earned a Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition from Kansas State University.
Prior to assuming the role of department head, Dr. Mathis was the director of the King Ranch® Institute for Ranch Management at Texas A&M University-Kingsville from 2010-2023. From 1998 to 2010, he worked as a professor and extension livestock specialist at New Mexico State University.
Dr. Mathis was a charter board member of the United States Roundtable for Sustainable Beef and currently serves as vice-chair of the NCBA Beef Quality Assurance Advisory Group.
He and his wife, Rhonda, are the proud parents of Morgan, Miles, and Amy Kaye Mathis.