Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Personnel Profile

Dr. Ryan Rhoades, Assistant Professor


Dr. Rhoades was born in South Whitley, Indiana.  Ryan received his B.S. degree in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University in 2001, and was employed by Express Ranches Limousin cattle division.  Ryan obtained his M.S. degree in Meat Science from Texas A&M University in 2004.  Ryan recently completed a Ph.D. in Beef Cattle Production at Texas A&M University, while concurrently working on an additional M.S. degree in Ag. Economics.  Texas A&M University provided Ryan with the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects designed to help producers make better risk management decisions throughout all segments of the beef industry.  Ryan's Ph.D. research projects ranged in scope from, determining the impact of dietary energy source of fat accretion; to the use of ultrasound technology in predicting a targeted compositional endpoint.  These projects included alternative ways to mitigate cost and value risk through process control strategies.  Additionally, Ryan's economic training allowed him to explore the dynamics of the live cattle market and the opportunity to construct business plans for private firms and formulate solutions for case studies using forecasting and modeling techniques.  As a new faculty member at TAMUK and part of the King Ranch Institute, Ryan's research focus has been on the development of ranching production systems models and case studies that can be used as teaching and decision support tools for students and producers.  Ryan teaches Agribusiness Management and Environmental Economics courses for undergraduate students.  Ryan serves as Co-Advisor for the National Agribusiness Marketing Association student group on campus.

Curriculum Vitae  


A.S. in Agriculture Science, Black Hawk East Jr. College - 1997

B.S. in Animal Science, Oklahoma State University - 2001

M.S. in Meat Science, Texas A&M University - 2004

Ph.D. in Animal Science, Texas A&M University - 2008

M.S. in Agriculture Economics, Texas A&M University - ABT

Contact Information

Agriculture, Agribusiness & Environmental Sciences
Kleberg Ag Building Rm 126A
MSC 228 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: 361-593-4756
fax: 361 593-3788
email: ryan.rhoades@tamuk.edu
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This page was last updated on: September 18, 2013