Ermias Kebreab

Photo: Ermias Kebreab
Associate Vice Provost, Academic Programs, July 2016 - Present
Professor and the Sesnon Endowed Chair, Animal Science
Deputy Director of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute

Duties: Promote, facilitate, and provide leadership and assist UC Davis faculty to pursue and expand international programs, activities and initiatives. 

Education:

B.S. , Biology, University of Asmara, Eritrea.
M.S. , Integrative biology, University of Reading, UK.
Ph.D. , Ecological modeling, University of Reading, UK.

Contact: (530) 754-9707, ekebreab@ucdavis.edu 

Executive Assistant: Eric Zarate, (530) 754-9707, erzarate@ucdavis.edu 

Welcome Ermias Kebreab, Associate Vice Provost, Academic Programs, Global Affairs

We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Ermias Kebreab (AIR-mee-ahs  KEB-ree’ab) as the Associate Vice Provost of Academic Programs in Global Affairs effective July 1, 2016. Ermias currently serves as a Professor and the Sesnon Endowed Chair in the Department of Animal Science and Deputy Director of the Agricultural Sustainability Institute. The primary responsibility of the Associate Vice Provost for Academic Programs, Global Affairs is to promote, facilitate, and provide leadership and assist UC Davis faculty to pursue and expand international programs, activities and initiatives. We are excited for his leadership and his role in further advancing UC Davis as he is deeply involved globally and internationally.

In his role as a Professor of Animal Science Ermias’ research focuses on whole system approach to quantifying greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture; mathematical modeling and mitigation of emissions from animals, manure and soil; development of energy and nutrient utilization/requirement models in cattle, swine and poultry and sustainable agriculture, in particular animal production in relation to environmental sustainability. His international work includes – Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Ghana, South Africa, the UK, Denmark and Italy. Since joining UC Davis he has received $12.7 million in grants and is currently serving on the National Academy of Science Nutrient Requirements Committee and Association of Public and Land Grant Universities Challenge for Change Lead. Ermias earned his B.S. in Biology from the University of Asmara, Eritrea, his M.S. in Integrative biology and his Ph.D. in Ecological modeling from the University of Reading, UK. He has served as the Canada Research Chair at the University of Manitoba, Canada, a Research Fellow/Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph and a Lecturer in Asmara University, Eritrea.

 Please join us in welcoming Ermias to the Global Affairs team!