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Timothy Ross

Title: Department Head; Distinguished Achievement Professor of Animal Science
Major Fields of Interest: Applied Animal Science, Sheep Production, Reproductive Physiology, and Toxicology

Email Address: tross@nmsu.edu

Office Phone: 575-646-2515


  • 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 417 - Dairy Production
  • Animal Science 480 - Environmental Physiology


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


  • Chair, Department Promotion and Tenure
  • Chair, College Promotion and Tenure
  • President, Western Section, American Society of Animal Science, 2006-2007
  • Coach, Wool Judging Team

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 Teacher Award", 2003
  • College of Agriculture/Home Economics "Distinguished Teaching Award" - 2005
  • College of Agriculture/Home Economics "Outstanding Professor" - 2005
  • University of Arkansas, Department of Animal Science, "Graduate of Distinction" - 2006
  • NM Wool Grower's "Amigo Award"