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Tim Herrman

Herrman, Tim
Tim Herrman
Professor, State Chemist and Director of the Office of the Texas State Chemist
Email:
Phone:
979-845-1121
Office:
445 Agronomy College Station
Education:
Ph.D., University of Idaho, 1992
Resume/CV

Specialty:Regulatory Science

Serve as the State Chemist and Director of the Office of the Texas State Chemist (OTSC) and professor in the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M University (December 2004 to present). In my dual role of educator and regulator, I work with students, faculty, university administrators, state and federal regulators, legislators, and manufacturers, distributors, and consumers of feed and fertilizer. My administrative responsibilities include directing a Texas regulatory agency and ISO 17025 accredited laboratories in Texas and Kenya; management of the agency’s regulatory & research budget and infrastructure; and oversight of faculty and staff. My academic responsibilities include leading a regulatory science research and education program involving faculty from 10 academic departments and five colleges, publication of the online Journal of Regulatory Science, and building a global laboratory network impacting participants from 70 countries.

Courses Taught
SCSC 629 Laboratory Quality Systems: (Summer) – Syllabus Quality systems and method development used within a laboratory to assess regulated products and environment in agriculture; ensuring the integrity of procedures used in the lab processes, chain of custody, information management, and international laboratory standards; regulatory requirements for laboratory operations; bio-security precautions; laboratory management.
SCSC 631 Prerequisite Programs for Feed Industry HACCP, Syllabus Development of preliminary science-based risk management decision factors in feed industry; understanding and complying with FDA regulatory requirements for animal feed; application of international standards; prerequisite programs for Feed Industry Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP); module one of three. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
SCSC 632 Feed Industry HACCP, Principles and Plan Development, Syllabus Principles of Feed Industry Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan development; science-based risk analysis of decision factors; regulatory requirements of HACCP; module two of three. Prerequisite: SCSC 631.
SCSC 633 Feed Industry HACCP, Advance Plan Development, Syllabus Principles of Feed Industry Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) advanced plan development; case studies of HACCP principles; HACCP plan development for feed industry companies; module three of three. Prerequisites: SCSC 631 and SCSC 632.
SCSC 634 Regulatory Science: Principles & Practices in Food Systems (Spring) – Syllabus Regulatory tools, standards and approaches in production, processing, and distribution of agricultural goods; development and implementation of regulations; interdependence of federal and state agencies; use of risk analysis.
SCSC 635 Comparative Global Standards: (Fall) – Syllabus Laws, regulations, and standards governing the production, distribution, processing, and marketing of food across regions of the world; international standard setting bodies and risk assessment committees; regulatory equivalency and harmonization; product approval procedures; cost/benefits of global standards and trade agreements.
SCSC 636 Regulatory Science Methodology in Food Systems (Fall) – Syllabus Risk management methodology including investigation of food and feed firms, conducting internal compliance audits; sample collection, chain-of-custody, trace-back and trace-forward, recalls, label review, data interpretation, risk ranking, resource prioritization, incident command and rapid response.