Matt Spangler grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm in Kansas. He received a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University, master's degree from Iowa State University and a doctorate from the University of Georgia. He is an associate professor and Extension beef genetics specialist at the University of Nebraska. He works as part of a team with colleagues at UNL and the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center to improve genetic/genomic selection tools and methods.
Ph.D. in Animal Breeding and Genetics, University of Georgia, 2006
M.S. in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Iowa State University, 2003
B.S. in Animal Science, Kansas State University, 2001