Dr. Almas joined the Department of Agricultural Sciences in 2001. He received a doctor of veterinary medicine (D.V.M. '82) from University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan. He studied agricultural business and economics at West Texas A&M University (M.S. '94) and statistics and agricultural and applied economics at Texas Tech University (M.S. ' 99 and Ph.D. '99).
Dr. Almas teaches marketing of agricultural products, agricultural business management, farm and ranch management, quantitative business analysis, agricultural production economics, financial analysis and management, agricultural risk management and advanced agricultural statistics. He has authored several publications and has made numerous invited presentations at regional, national and international conferences. Dr. Almas is a member of the Southern Agricultural Economics Association, Academy of Marketing Science, Global Economic Modeling Network, Rotary Club of Canyon and serves as the adviser for the WTAMU Agribusiness Club, Alpha Zeta and ROTARACT.
Dr. Almas' research interests include production agriculture, environmental and resource economics, agribusiness analysis, water management and planning, economic impact assessment and policy analysis, statistical methods and agricultural marketing and trade.
Dr. Almas lives in Canyon with his wife and five teen-age children (two daughters and triplet sons). He enjoys traveling and likes to visit his extended family and relatives in Pakistan.