CSU, Chico

Celina Phillips

Celina Phillips

Associate Professor

phillips celina Office: Plumas 210 

Campus Zip: 310

Phone: 530-898-4147

FAX: 530-898-5845

E-mail Address: crphillips@csuchico.edu

Personal Information

Celina was raised in Fallon, NV on a small purebred cattle and alfalfa hay operation where she was active in both 4-H and FFA. Upon graduation from high school, Celina attended Modesto Junior College and was a member of a nationally winning livestock judging team. Celina completed her undergraduate degree at California State University, Chico in May of 1996.

She moved to Gainesville, FL to pursue a MS degree in animal science and coach the University of Florida livestock judging team. During her tenure at the University of Florida, she assisted with various youth livestock programs and assisted with many undergraduate animal science courses. Upon completion of her MS degree, she transferred to Oklahoma State University to complete a PhD in animal nutrition. At Oklahoma State University, she developed an interactive applied animal nutrition Web site and assisted with youth livestock activities and her research focused on applied beef cattle nutrition. In July of 2005, she joined the faculty at California State University, Chico in the College of Agriculture.


  • ANSC 230 - Animal Feeds and Nutrition
  • ANSC 272 - Sheep and Goat Production
  • ANSC 330 - Animal Nutrition
  • PSSC 363 - Forage Crops

Research and Professional Interests

Dr. Phillips' research interests center on forage utilization by ruminants and incorporating research into her teaching efforts. She believes strongly in experiential learning and making sure that students of agriculture have ample opportunities to develop necessary skills to be successful.


Johnson, C.R., D.L. Lalman, M.A. Brown, L.A. Appeddu, D.S. Buchanan, and R.P. Wettemann. 2003. Influence of milk production potential on forage dry matter intake by multiparous and primiparous Brangus females. J. Anim. Sci. 81:1837.

Johnson, C.R., D.L. Lalman, J.D. Steele, and A.D. O’Neil. Energy and degradable intake protein supplementation for spring-calving beef cows winter grazing stockpiled bermudagrass. Prof. Anim. Sci. 18(1):52.

Lalman, D.L., C.M. Taliaferro, F.M. Epplin, C.R. Johnson, and J.S. Wheeler. 2000. Review: Grazing stockpiled bermudagrass as an alternative to feeding harvested forage. Proc. Am. Soc. Anim. Sci. Available at: http://www.asas.org/0621.pdf.

Johnson, C.R., B.A. Reiling, P. Mislevy, and M.B. Hall. 2001. Effects of nitrogen fertilization and harvest date on forage yield, in-vitro organic matter digestibility, and protein fractions of bahiagrass, bermudagrass, and stargrass. J. Anim. Sci. 79:2439.

Service to the College, University, and Community

Dr. Phillips serves on numerous college and university committees. She is active with California Woolgrower’s Association and serves as a co-chair of the Producer Education and Research Committee. Dr. Phillips works with youth groups such as 4-H and FFA by providing educational material and instruction on youth livestock project management.