Faculty & Staff
Kerry L. Cornelius
Director of the Ranch Management Program and Burnett Ranches Professor
Kerry Cornelius grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. He holds a Masters degree from Tarleton State University, a certificate in Ranch Management from Texas Christian University, and an undergraduate degree from Tarleton State University in Agri-Business. After graduating from TCU he managed the LaFuente Ranch outside of Covington, Texas. Later he joined Burnett Ranches, Ltd. 6666 where he was the foreman of the Brazos Division near Weatherford, Texas. Mr. Cornelius now lives near Weatherford where he and his family run a stocker operation. He has been on the staff at Ranch Management since 1995. Mr. Cornelius is the Director of the Ranch Management Program and holds the endowed Burnett Ranches Professorship established by the Anne Burnett and Charles Tandy Foundation.
Assistant Director of the Ranch Management Program and Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show Professor
In addition to holding a certificate in Ranch Management from Texas Christian University, Chris Farley received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agri-Business from Sam Houston State University and a Master of Science degree in Agriculture from Tarleton State University. After graduating from TCU he managed the Flying L Ranch, a cow-calf operation in Hamilton County. Later he joined the Double T Ranches where he headquartered just west of Granbury, Texas. Double T Granbury, is a cow-calf operation in charge of heifer development and breeding for all of the Double T Ranches replacements. From there he accepted the manager’s position with Runnells Pierce Ranch in Bay City, this is a commercial cow-calf operation on 24,000 acres of native coastal prairie. Mr. Chris Farley now lives in Aledo with his wife, Peggy, and four children. Mr. Farley is an Assistant Director of the Ranch Management Program and holds the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show Professorship established by the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show.
Assistant Director of the Ranch Management Program and John Biggs Professor
Jason Faubion grew up in the Central Texas town of Gatesville. He grew up in and around the agriculture industry, specifically in the smaller cow-calf operations and related hay production that are typical of that area of the state. He received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Tarleton State University with major emphasis in Animal Sciences and Agriculture Services & Development. Upon graduation from Tarleton State University, Jason began his professional career in agriculture working for a livestock breeding and genetics lab working with newly imported Boer goats, as well as cattle, horses, sheep, and other livestock species. He later continued his experience in the animal sciences working as a sales representative and nutritionist for a small feed company in Hamilton County. He was a faculty member in the agriculture programs of Central Texas College in Bell County before coming to the Texas Christian University Ranch Management Program in early 2007. Jason maintains membership in several industry committees and associations. He also operates his own small cow-calf herd of Angus based cattle. Jason and his two children live in Tarrant County.
Jeffrey C. Geider
William Watt Matthews Director of the Institute of Ranch Management
In addition to holding a certificate in Ranch Management from Texas Christian University, Jeffrey C. Geider also completed both an undergraduate and graduate degree from TCU. After graduating from TCU he became assistant manager of a diversified cow-calf, stocker, and sheep operation in Southwest Texas. Later he pursued his interest in marketing and price discovery as a market analyst for CattleFax in Denver, Colorado. From there he accepted a position with a large Wall Street investment firm as a financial consultant specializing in institutional marketing and risk management. He moved back to Fort Worth where he joined Texas Livestock Marketing Association and later became a partner in an independent introducing brokerage company. Mr. Geider remains involved in a family cow-calf and stocker operation in North Central Texas and occasionally feeds cattle in the Texas panhandle. He joined the Ranch Management staff in 1999. Mr. Geider is the Director of the Institute of Ranch Management and holds the endowed William Watt Matthews Directorship.
Assistant Director of the Ranch Management Program and Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Professor
Kevin Johnson grew up in Abilene, Texas and has been involved in agriculture all of his life. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Agriculture from Tarleton State University. After graduating from Texas A&M, Mr. Johnson began the management training program at Continental Grain’s Coronado Feeders (now Five Rivers) and worked his way up to yard foreman. He returned to Abilene in the early 1980’s to work for Hi Pro Animal Health, a division of Friona Industries. Throughout his 27 year career in animal health he has also worked for Pfizer, Fort Dodge, and Intervet/Schering Plough. Mr. Johnson started a cattle and farming operation when he returned to Abilene that he continues to operate today. He and his wife, Nancy, live in Abilene. They have two grown children, Emily and Joe. Mr. Johnson joined the Ranch Management Program as an adjunct professor in the fall of 2010, and as a Professor of Professional Practice in January of 2011. He holds the endowed Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Professorship.
Michele Barrow grew up in Fort Worth and has a B. S. in Child Studies from TCU. She spent several years teaching elementary school before having two daughters. Once her daughters were older she returned to education through her work with oncology nurses and people living with cancer. Michele and her family returned to Fort Worth in 2011. In June, 2014 Michele joined the TCU Ranch Management as the Administrative Assistant.
Janelle is the Program Specialist for the Ranch Management Program. She has been employed at TCU Ranch Management since May 1999. While working at TCU she has successfully completed the Ranch Management Evening Division courses and earned her B.G.S. degree from TCU. Janelle works closely with our degree students mentoring and advising them through their path at TCU. She also manages the day to day operation of the Ranch Management office. She and her husband, Phil, live in Benbrook. They have three married sons who are also Horned Frogs, and a spoiled cat Josey. Janelle and her husband love attending TCU football and baseball games and cheering on the Frogs.