Faculty & Staff


Ed Brokaw, Ph.D.

Department Chair and Professor of Animal Science
B.S., Abilene Christian University, 1971
Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1975

Phone: 325.674.2401
Email: brokawe@acu.edu


Areas of scholarship/expertise:

  • Animal Breeding and Genetics
  • Animal Reproduction
  • Livestock Production
  • Live Animal Evaluation


  • Predicting Beef Cattle Performance with Serum T4. 1975, Journal of Animal Science, 41:246 (Abstr.)
  • "Using a Visiting Committee for Departmental Evaluation." NACTA Journal.  XXXIV, 3(1990):19
  • AG Alumni Distribution: Implications for Leadership Development. NACTA Journal.  XXXV,3(1991):21
  • Student Interests/Personality Type Assessment of Agriculture Majors at a Private, Liberal Arts University and Its Implications for Program Enhancement for Leadership Development. NACTA Journal.  XXXV,3(1991):21.
  • Review--Instructional Media, Content Panel Member for Computer Applications in Poultry Management.  NACTA Journal.  XXXV,2(1991):58.
  • “Enhancing the Curricula Through Experiential Learning of Faculty Members.”  NACTA Journal.  44,3(2000):5.
  • The Challenges of Retaining Students in Animal Sciences, NACTA Journal Vol. 52, No. 2, 2008, 83.
  • On an Animal Science Curriculum Change for Student Retention, NACTA Journal Vol. 52, No. 2, 2008, 83. 

Professional/Conference Presentations:

  • Brokaw,  B. E. 2006. Student Perceptions of the Mental Abilities of Domestic Animals. Presentation at the 52nd Annual NACTA Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Jun 18-20

Professional memberships:

  • Agriculture Consortium of Texas, Executive Board, Secretary
  • American Society of Animal Science
  • Council for Agriculture, Science, and Technology
  • National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, Past Director
  • Sigma Xi - The Scientific Research Society of America
  • Beta Beta Beta - National Biological Society
  • National Block and Bridle, Past V-P and President  


Jim Cooke, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental Science
B.S., Abilene Christian University, 1972
M.S., North Texas State University, 1978
Ph.D., University of North Texas, 1994

Phone: 325.674.2401
Email: cookej@acu.edu


Areas of scholarship/expertise:

  • Initiate an assessment of ACU’s Carbon Footprint using Clean Air- Cool Planet Campus Climate Action Toolkit.
  • Trip to California to collect qualitative data for Place Paper Research (Faculty Scholarship Award, Spring Semester 2009), October 9-14, 2008. 


  • Energy Emissions Inventory, Web published (acu.edu/green) May 2008.

Professional memberships:

  • Member of the Ross Creek Trail Riders Association
  • Consultant w/ Doug Smith (ACU Board Member) concerning developing green initiatives on the Smith Ranch in View, TX. (pro bono). November 21, 2008
  • Volunteer using technological talents to those in need (pro bono).
  • Sierra Club Member
  • Wilderness Society Member



Charlotte Marion

Administrative Coordinator and Degree Plan Specialist


Phone: 325.674.2401
Email: marionc@acu.edu

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