David Lust, Ph.D.
Instructor of Animal Science
Office: Agriculture and Natural Sciences Building, Room 213L
Lust joined the Department of Agricultural Sciences in 1992 as an instructor and coach of the livestock judging team. He completed an agricultural education degree at Texas Tech University (B.S. '85). He studied animal science at Michigan State University (M.S. '89). Lust taught animal science and coached the livestock judging team at the University of Goergia prior to joining the faculty at WTAMU.
Teaching and Related Service Lust teaches a variety of undergraduate animal science courses with emphasis on breeding and livestock management. He is heavily involved in teaching and advising freshmen. Through the years he also has taught courses on live animal and carcass evaluation, livestock judging and more. He is the faculty coordinator for the WTAMU's 2,300-acre Nance Ranch, where activities include teaching and research projects related to the cow-herd and crops, along with community functions such as youth judging contests.
Research and Creative Activity
Lust is enrolled in West Texas A&M University's doctoral program in agriculture and anticipates receiving his Ph.D. degree in 2008. His research involves optimization modeling for dryland forage and livestock systems using linear programming. He also has research interest in the areas of reproductive management of beef cattle, beef production systems and teaching.
Lust lives in Amarillo with his wife Angela. They enjoy travel, particularly international travel. He enjoys outdoor photography and tennis and remains involved with his family's Angus cattle and farming interests.