Dr. Marty Rhoades

Marty Rhoades, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Science

Office: Happy State Bank Academic and Research Building, Room 355
Phone: 806-651-2553

Professional Profile

Dr. Rhoades joined the Paul Engler College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering in 1999. He received a B.S. in Animal Science from West Texas State University in 1992, an M.S. in Plant Science from West Texas A&M University in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Agriculture from West Texas A&M University in 2009.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Rhoades teaches Livestock Agro-Ecosystems, Agricultural Waste Management, Global Ag and the Environment, Ag Equipment Safety and Operations as face-to-face courses. He also teaches Research Methods and Systems Agriculture for the M. Ag. Program. He currently serves as the Waste and Biological Management faculty manager for the Department of Agriculture and Natural Sciences, and as the PSES Program Coordinator. 

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Rhoades current project interests include tillage effects on gaseous emissions from applied manure and compost to forage crops. He is also interested in characterization of greenhouse gases from emitting sources at beef CAFOs such as pen surfaces and retention ponds. He continues to work in development of abatement measures and best management practices for reduction of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, greenhouse gases and odorous emissions from beef CAFOs.