DONALD R. TOPLIFF, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Professor

College of Agriculture, Science, and Engineering

West Texas A&M University

Canyon, Texas 79016

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Animal Nutrition, Texas A&M University.  1984, major: Animal Nutrition

M.S., Animal Science, Texas A&M University.  1981, major: Animal Science

B.S., Agriculture, Kansas State University.   1978, major: Animal Science

A.A.S., Agriculture, Colby Community College.  1973, major: Feedlot Management

                       

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

West Texas A&M University

            2007- Present – Associate Dean, College of Agriculture, Science, and Engineering

            1998 – 2007 - Professor and Head, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Director of Agricultural Research

Oklahoma State University

            1993 – 1998 - Professor of Animal Science. 

            1987 – 1993 - Associate Professor of Animal Science.

            1983 – 1987 - Assistant Professor of Animal Science. 

Texas A&M University

            1978 – 1983 - Graduate Assistant, Equine Section, Animal Science Department.

Industry Experience

            1977 – 1978 - General Manager, Dean Topliff Farms, Goodland, Kansas.

            1973 – 1974 - Manager, Roaring Forks Feeders, Goodland, Kansas.

 

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 Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers for third consecutive year

2005 – Served as Chair of the American Quarter Horse Association Research Committee

2005 - Nominated to Who’s Who Among America’s 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 – Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

2003 – Elected President of the Equine Science Society

2003 – Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence, Texas A&M University System

2003 – Epsilon Sigma Phi State Team Award

2003 – Re-elected Chair of the Consortium for Cattle Feeding and Environmental Science

2003 – Texas 4-H Alumni Award

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 Amarillo Chamber of Commerce

2001 – Senior Fellows Program, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

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 Texas

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).

1995 – Selected for Charter Membership in American College of Animal Nutritionists.

1994 – National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, Teaching Award of Merit.

1994 - Gamma Sigma Delta – Outstanding Teaching/Advising Award, College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences.

1993 – Elected to Board of Directors Equine Nutrition and Physiology Society.

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

            Equine Science Society – Past President

            Ag Consortium of Texas – 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 Texas – Past Board Member

            Gamma Sigma Delta – Past President, Oklahoma State University Chapter

 

PUBLICATIONS

            Books and Chapters in Books – 6

            Refereed Journal Articles –16 

            Abstracts and Proceedings – 76