DONALD R. TOPLIFF, Ph.D.
Associate Dean and Professor
Ph.D., Animal Nutrition,
M.S., Animal Science,
2007- Present Associate Dean,
1998 2007 - Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Director of Agricultural Research
1993 1998 - Professor of Animal Science.
1987 1993 - Associate Professor of Animal Science.
1983 1987 - Assistant Professor of Animal Science.
1978 1983 - Graduate Assistant, Equine Section, Animal Science Department.
1977 1978 - General Manager,
Dean Topliff Farms,
1973 1974 - Manager, Roaring
HONORS AND AWARDS
2007 Completed third term as Chair of the American Quarter Horse Association Research Committee
2006 Re-elected Chair of the American Quarter Horse Association Research Committee for a third term
2006 Nominated to Whos Who Among Americas Teachers for third consecutive year
2005 Served as Chair of the American Quarter Horse Association Research Committee
2005 - Nominated to Whos Who Among Americas Teachers for second consecutive year
2004 Appointed to National Research Council Committee on Nutrient Requirements of Horses
2004 Served as Chair of the American Quarter Horse Association Research Committee
2004 Selected as National Director of American Quarter Horse Association
2004 Whos Who Among
2003 Elected President of the Equine Science Society
2003 Vice Chancellors Award in Excellence, Texas A&M University System
2003 Re-elected Chair of the Consortium for Cattle Feeding and Environmental Science
2002 Elected Chair of the Consortium for Cattle Feeding and Environmental Science
2002 Reappointed to the National Research Council Committee on Animal Nutrition
2002 Appointed Chair of
the Ag Committee of the
2001 Senior Fellows
2001 Elected Vice President of the Equine Science Society
2001 Elected Vice Chair of the AQHA Research Committee
2000 Elected as President,
Ag Consortium of
1999 Elected as Secretary Treasurer of the Equine Science Society
1998 Selected to serve on the National Research Council Committee on Animal Nutrition.
1996 National Leadership Award, National Horse Judging Team Coaches Association.
1995 Don M. Tyler Award Outstanding Faculty Member in Animal Science (37 Faculty in the Department).
Selected for Charter Membership in
1994 National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, Teaching Award of Merit.
- Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Teaching/Advising Award,
1993 Elected to Board of Directors Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society.
Equine Science Society Past President
American Association of State Colleges of Agriculture and Renewable Resources
American Society of Animal Science
American Quarter Horse Association Past Chair of the Research Committee, Approved Judge, Have judged the World Championship Show six times, Have provided continuing education workshops for judges on halter judging.
Professional Ag Workers of
Gamma Sigma Delta Past President,
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