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Animal Science

McKensie Harris

McKensie Harris

Assistant Lecturer

Internship Program Coordinator

 

Office: AS/MB 112

Email: McKensie.Harris@uwyo.edu

Phone: (307) 766-2334

 

McKensie Harris is an assistant lecturer in the Department of Animal Science. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming and master’s degree from Texas A&M University, both in animal science. McKensie has a strong background in meat science and enjoys relating livestock production to meat and food science education. She also is a passionate supporter of meaningful undergraduate experiences, particularly those involving intensive hands-on learning and extra-curricular involvement.

 

View McKensie's CV

 

Education

M.S. in Animal Science, Texas A&M University

B.S. in Animal Science, University of Wyoming

 

Professional Experience 

2018 Area Livestock Agent, Colorado State University Extension

2015 - 2017 Meat Judging Team Coach, Texas A&M University

2015 - 2017 Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University

 

Teaching

FDSC 1410 Food and Our Well Being

FDSC 2040 Principles of Meat Animal Evaluation

FDSC 3061 Livestock Slaughter Practicum

FDSC 3062 Carcass Fabrication Practicum

FDSC 3063 Meat Processing

 

Extension Interests

As a contributor to the University of Wyoming's land-grant mission, I am interested in disseminating information to the community that is related to meat science and food technology. My key interests include understanding livestock production and how it relates to the consumer retail meat case, meat evaluation techniques, animal harvest education, carcass utilization, and youth development.  

 

Professional Memberships

American Meat Science Association

 

Awards

2017 Zerle L. Carpenter Outstanding Graduate Student in Meat Science, Texas A&M University

 

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