Dr. Hunter Galloway, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Animal Science
Office: EST 232
Hunter Galloway is one of the two new faculty members in the WKU Department of Agriculture. Hunter grew up in South Fulton, TN on a small cow/calf operation. Through high school, he worked as a veterinary assistant. Hunter was also very active in FFA, serving as chapter president his senior year. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at the University of Tennessee at Martin. While at UTM, Hunter continued to work as a veterinary assistant and became involved in collegiate FFA. He also became a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. Hunter decided to continue his education by pursuing a master’s in Animal Science with a concentration in Meat Science at West Texas A&M University. While at WTAMU, he was employed by the Beef Carcass Research Center. Through the research center, Hunter was involved in beef carcass data collection in major beef harvest facilities in both the United States and Canada. His master’s degree research looked at methods to conserve water during the beef harvest process. Hunter then moved to the University of Illinois to pursue a PhD in Animal Science with a concentration in Meat Science. While at the University of Illinois, Hunter continued his involvement in large-scale beef research throughout the country. Hunter’s PhD research investigated the effects that limit feeding cattle had on meat tenderness. Hunter is looking forward to continuing research in beef cattle production and becoming involved in Kentucky beef production. He currently resides in Bowling Green, Kentucky with his wife, Leanne and their two Labrador Retrievers, Bear and Buck.