Dr. Evan Titgemeyer, Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry graduate program director and research coordinator, has been named the KSU ASI interim department head effective Jan. 2.
Titgemeyer joined the K-State faculty in 1992. With 70% research and 30% teaching appointment, his research focus has been ruminant nutrition and he primarily teaches graduate nutrition courses. His research program has been very productive as evidenced by 150 journal articles and more than $2 million in research support.
“Our department has a long history of meeting the needs of stakeholders by providing excellent teaching programs, relevant Extension programs, and growing research programs that all target the needs of the livestock and food industries of Kansas,” Titgemeyer says. “My goal as the interim department head is to build on these strengths. I’m excited about the opportunity to help our great faculty and staff continue their mission of serving the needs of Kansans.”
Titgemeyer grew up on a small family farm in northwest Ohio. Following completion of a bachelor’s degree at The Ohio State University in 1984, he completed both master’s (1986) and Ph.D. (1989) degrees at the University of Illinois. His graduate work was focused on determining amino acid requirements of growing cattle; this is an area of research where he is still active. He also completed post-doctoral training at the University of Illinois in the area of fiber chemistry before joining the KSU ASI faculty.
Titgemeyer’s research program studies amino acid utilization by growing cattle and has demonstrated that the efficiencies of amino acid use for growth differ among the amino acids, and are often much less than predicted by current models. Eleven of his graduate students have been placed as university faculty.
He has served as a section, division and associate editor for the Journal of Animal Science. He received the 2016 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Fellow Award: Research Category and the American Feed Industry Association Award in Ruminant Nutrition Research in 2007.
Evan and his wife, Lori, have two children, Taylor and Jack.
Titgemeyer Named KSU ASI Interim Department Head