Faculty & Staff

Kelley Wamsley

Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Mailing Address
105 Hill Poultry Science Bldg.
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Email: kwamsley@poultry.msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325-3416

Courses Taught

  • PO 4423/6423 Feed Manufacturing
  • PO 4333/6333 Broiler Production
  • PO 3323 Poultry Judging (Co-Instructor)
  • PO 3333 Advanced Poultry Judging (Co-Instructor)


  • Ph.D., West Virginia University
  • M.S., West Virginia University
  • B.S., West Virginia University

Research Areas

  • Determine the nutritional consequences of feed manufacture
  • Evaluate the practical application of feed additives and alternative feed ingredients
  • Assess the efficacy of exogenous feed enzymes


  • Work directly with the Mississippi and surrounding poultry industry to help improve poultry performance through feed
  • Attend and participate in workshops, field days, and industry meetings, as well as national and international scientific poultry meetings
  • Publish research in peer-reviewed journals, as well as newsletters and popular press journals
  • Encourage students to think critically and help prepare them for real-world problems and careers in the poultry industry

Graduate Student(s)

Rosana Hirai
Courtney Ennis
Mark Lemons

Selected Publications

Wang, X., Y. Z. Farnell, A. S. Kiess, K. G. S. Wamsley, W. Zhai. 2016. Effects of prebiotics, probiotics, and their combination on growth performance and gut health of male broilers. Poultry Science 95:1332-1340. Donwload

Wamsley, K.G., R.E. Loar, K. Karges, J.S. Moritz. 2013. The use of practical diets and regression analyses to determine the utilization of lysine and phosphorus in corn distillers dried grains and solubles using Cobb 500 male broilers. Journal of Applied Poultry Research, Vol. 22:279-297. Download

Wamsley, K.G., C.K. Gehring, A. Corzo, E.A. Fontana, J.S. Moritz. 2012. Effects of inorganic feed phosphate on feed quality and manufacturing efficiency. Journal of Applied Poultry Science 21:823-829. Download

Wamsley, K.G., R.E. Loar, K. Karges, J.S. Moritz. 2012. Establishing the bioavailability of phosphorus in corn DDGS for D3-21 Cobb 500 male broilers. Poultry Science 91 (Supplement 1):22.