Animal Science

McKensie Harris

McKensie Phillips

Assistant Lecturer

Internship Program Coordinator


Office: AS/MB 112


Phone: (307) 766-2334


McKensie Phillips 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



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



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

ANSC 4630 Topics and Issues in Animal Science

ANSC 4550 Internship in Animal Science

ANSC 4500 Problems in Animal Science


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



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


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