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Tommy Perkins

Associate Professor of Animal Science

Office: AGS 245
Email: tperkins@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-3578

Professional Profile

Dr. Perkins joined the Department of Agricultural Sciences in 2019. He received a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from West Texas A&M University in 1983, an M.A. in Agricultural from West Texas A&M University in 1986 and a Ph.D. in Animal Breeding and Genetics from the Texas Tech University in 1992.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Perkins teaches genetics (AGRI/BIOL 3301), animal breeding (ANSC 3355), stocker cattle management (ANSC 4321) and other animal science courses.

Dr. Perkins is a member of the American Society of Animal Science, American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists and serves as the Dean Hawkins Chair for Cow/Calf Management.

Dr. Perkins currently serves as a director for the Texas Beef Council, director of the Beef Promotion and Research Council of Texas and Chair of the Beef Improvement Federation’s Advancements in End Product Improvement Committee.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Perkins’s research interests include the use of ultrasound technology to evaluate body composition in live beef cattle along with the use of gene editing to improve beef cattle production.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Perkins and his wife Rhonda have five adult children and six grandchildren. He enjoys everything cattle, rodeo and ranching. His biggest hobby is running where he has completed five full marathons, four half marathons along with many 10K and 5K races.