Dr. Lal K. Almas
Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences
"I enjoy teaching because teachers make a difference in the lives of their students."
Dr. James Clark
"The only thing constant in today’s world is change. In adapting to change, you will build upon the experiences that you have learned by obtaining your education at WTAMU. Do not be afraid to ask for help or advice from others. Listen to all sides and then make a decision. Do not let your pride get in the way. Honor and say thank you to those who have helped you meet your educational goals. During the pursuit of your goals, remember to be ethical, honest, diligent, kind, patient, and respectful." Professor Emeritus, College of Agricultural Sciences and Engineering and Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Department of Agricultural Sciences
Dr. Brock Blaser
Associate Professor of Plant Science
"Too often we as benevolent Americans have given them food instead of teaching them how to produce food."
Dr. Bridget Guerrero
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Business and Economics
“Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.” --Anonymous
Dr. Dean Hawkins
Dean, Professor of Agricultural Sciences
“Agriculture built the Texas Panhandle and remains the driving economic force for the region. At WTAMU, we believe in providing students with a world class education in all aspects of Agriculture that extends beyond the classroom.”
Dr. Lance Kieth
Department Head, Professor of Agricultural Education
“Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”
Dr. Ty Lawrence
Professor of Animal Science
"Students in my courses are engaged in high-tempo, hands-on, student-centered learning activities that can be described as anything but boring.
Instructor of Equine Business/ Equestrian Team Coach
"I have found there is no better place to reinforce the mastery of life skills needed to be successful in society such as; critical thinking, decision making, leadership and communication skills than on the back of a horse. It is an honor being an instructor and coach that spends most of my time teaching in a dirt floor classroom with horses rather than desks."
Dr. David Lust
Associate Professor of Animal Science
"The thing I love about teaching here is watching the tranformation that takes place in students between the time they enter as freshmen and when they leave as career-ready adults. I enjoy contributing to that transformation."
Dr. Trenton J. McEvers
Assistant Professor of Animal Science
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain
Dr. Bonnie Pendleton
Professor of Agriculture
"I love and believe in the value of the work I do. We do research and educate students to produce the crops that feed the world. Each of us must eat to live—it does not get any more basic than that. It is truly rewarding to know that my work has global impact."
Dr. John Pipkin
Equine Industry Program Director, Professor of Animal Science
"My primary professional interest, horses, comes from my personal experience represented in a famous quote: "What's good on the outside of a horse, is good for the inside of a man." I enjoy teaching the subjects I do as I have a longtime interest and involvement in equine-related areas, and a lengthy history of study and research involvement in reproductive physiology. Also, students typically have a genuine interest in learning more in these areas, so I'm truly able to add value to their lives. Further, I get to have fun and develop great personal relationships with students through our shared participation in classes and related extra- and co-curricular activities."
Dr. John T. Richeson
Assistant Professor of Animal Science
“Now more than any other period in history, it is an exciting, yet challenging time to be involved in animal agriculture. I strive to share my passion for animal science teaching and research with students, in hope that they become future leaders and contribute to the progress of the beef cattle industry.”
Dr. Tanner Robertson
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Media and Communication
“Only a teacher? Thank God I have a calling to the greatest profession of all! I must be vigilant every day, lest I lose one fragile opportunity to improve tomorrow.” – Ivan Welton Fitzwater
Assistant Professor, Rangeland Resource Management
Dr. B.A. Stewart
Director of Dryland Agriculture Institute
Dr. Mallory Vestal
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Business & Economics
“With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” Sir Thomas Foxwell
Dr. Kevin Williams
Associate Professor of Agricultural Education