Tag Archives: Faculty Profile

Faculty Profile: Dr. Andy Herring

Dr. Andy Herring, professor and holder of the John K. Riggs ’41 Beef Cattle Professorship in the Department of Animal Science, grew up near Talpa, Texas, on the border of Runnels and Coleman counties on a ranch that has been in his family since 1886. He earned his first dollar mowing his neighbor’s lawn, although he worked on the ranch with his dad long before then. It was not until later in life that his dad actually paid him for his help. Andy does credit his parents as… Read More →

A Chat with…Matthew Taylor, Food Microbiology and Muscle Foods Divisions

Writer: Science Meets Food Blog Name: Matthew Taylor, PhD Job title: Associate Professor – Food Safety Microbiology Company: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX IFT Division(s) to which you belong: Food Microbiology Division, Muscle Foods Division How did you go about finding your current job? I searched multiple jobs on sites like IFT’s online job listing, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM)’s online job listing, and others. Ultimately, I found the position listing on the website of the AAAS, an organization dedicated to American academic institutions development and… Read More →

New faculty fill key positions

Rodolfo Cardoso Assistant Professor, Physiology of Reproduction Growing up in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Dr. Rodolfo Cardoso gained a unique perspective on agriculture. After being raised in metropolitan Sao Paulo until he was 8 years old, his family bought a small ranch and started raising crossbred dairy cows. Helping his grandfather feed cows, dehorn calves, build fences, and care for the sick animals ignited his passion for agriculture. He knew then that he wanted to work with livestock animals when he grew older. After working hard through high school,… Read More →

Faculty Profile: Dr. Penny Riggs

When Penny Riggs was six years old, she had to stand in the corner of her first grade classroom for the afternoon for coloring outside the lines. Though the assignment was to color the picture inside the lines, Penny did not see the reason, or benefit, for doing so. To this day, she’s still convinced she did nothing wrong. Now as an associate professor of functional genomics in the Department of Animal Science, it’s her curiosity to learn and ask ‘why not’ rather than ‘why’ that keeps Penny… Read More →

Faculty Profile: Dr. Chad Paulk

Writer: Maggie Tucker Unlike many people involved in agriculture today, Chad Paulk did not grow up in the agricultural industry. It was during his sophomore year at the University of Georgia that he discovered his passion for animal science. The summer before his senior year, he assisted swine nutrition graduate students with a research project. The project’s objective was to determine the optimal amount of dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) to include in nursery pig diets. During that summer corn prices hit record highs, increasing diet costs…. Read More →

Faculty Profile: Dr. Michael Tomaszewski

By Olivia Norton ’16 Dr. Michael Tomaszewski is a visiting professor and professor emeritus of dairy science in the Department of Animal Science. In this role, he taught a campus-based and web-based introductory dairy management course for many years. He currently serves as the coordinator of the U.S. Dairy Education and Training Consortium (formerly known as the Southern Great Plains Dairy Consortium Teaching program). The USDETC is a multi-university organization formed to meet the educational and training needs of the U.S. dairy industry. Dr. Tomaszewski tells about how… Read More →