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Chris Allison

Title: Department Head, Extension Animal Sciences and Natural Resources; Extension Range Management Specialist; Professor of Range Science

  • Department Head at the Clayton Livestock Research Center.

Major Field of Interest: Grazing Management and Range Animal Nutrition; and Production


  • B.S., Range Science, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1973
  • M.S., Range Science, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1975
  • Ph.D., Range Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 1978


  • Educational programs in grazing management and range livestock production. As a member of the Range Improvement Task Force, works in public land policy and grazing management on federal lands.


  • Member of Range Improvement Task Force

Honors and Awards:

  • College of Agriculture/Home Economics Fabian Garcia Founders Award of Excellence
  • College of Agriculture/Home Economics "Distinguished Extension Award"
  • Honorary State FFA Degree
  • Friend of 4-H Award
  • New Mexico Society for Range Management "Excellence in Range Management Award"

Email Address: callison@nmsu.edu Office Phone: 575-646-1944

Timothy T. Ross


  • Interim Department Head, Professor Animal Science

Major Field of Interest:

  • Applied Animal Science, Sheep Production,
  • Reproductive Physiology, and Toxicology


  • B.S., Animal Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1973
  • M.S., Animal Science, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1977
  • Ph.D., Reproductive Physiology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1982

Courses Taught:

  • Animal Science 100 - Introductory Animal Science
  • Animal Science 414 - Sheep and Wool Production
  • Animal Science 480 - Environmental Physiology
  • Animal Science 512 - Research Methods in Animal Science


  • Range and farm flock research directed at increasing ewe productivity. Investigating methods to increase embryonic and neonatal lamb survival.


  • Chair, Department Department Promotion and Tenure
  • Chair, Campus Farm Coordination Committee

Honors and Awards:

  • FFA Distinguished Service Award
  • Honorary State FFA Degree
  • Gamma Sigma Delta - "Distinguished Graduate Teaching/Advisement Award"
  • National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture Teaching Award of Merit
  • Western Section, American Society of Animal Science "Distinguished Teaching Award"
  • College of Agriculture/Home Economics "Distinguished Teaching Award" - 2005
  • College of Agriculture/Home Economics "Outstanding Professor" - 2005

Email Address: tross@nmsu.edu Office Phone: 575-646-5279