University of Vermont

Department of Animal Science (ASCI)

faculty
ASCI Faculty

Dr. John
 BarlowJohn Barlow, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Vermont
D.V.M., University of Illinois
B.S., University of Connecticut
Areas of Interest:  Mastitis Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Zoonotic Disease, Antimicrobial Resistance, Global Animal and Public Health
Courses:
ASCI 192 Animal Plagues & Global Health
ASCI 220 Lactation Physiology

email address:  John.Barlow@uvm.edu
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Ruth BlauwiekelRuth Blauwiekel, D.V.M., Ph.D.
University Veterinarian
D.V.M., Michigan State University
Ph.D., Washington State University
B.S., Michigan State University
Areas of Interest: Livestock Nutrition, Biosecurity Issues
Course:  ASCI 264 Clinical Topics in Livestock Medicine
email address:  DrRuth@uvm.edu


Dr. Lyndon
 CarewLyndon Carew, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Cornell University,
B.S., University of Massachusetts
Areas of Interest:  Nutrition, Endocrinology,
Latin America, Poultry, Computers in Education
Awards (not all are listed):
2013 Sinclair Cup Award
Vermont Professor of the Year
Teaching Award of Merit (NACTA)
NE Region Award for Excellence in College & University Teaching in Food & Agricultural Sciences
Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Outstanding Performance as a UVM Teacher
Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Excellence in Teaching and Advising

email address:  Lyndon.Carew@uvm.edu

Josie DavisJosie B. Davis, Ph.D.
ASCI Lecturer, CALS Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Ph.D., University of Vermont
M.A., State University of New York
B.S., University of New Hampshire
Areas of Interest: Equine Reproduction, Training, and Behavior
Course:    ASCI 192 Equine Reproduction 
Awards:
Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Excellence in Teaching and Advising -2001
Teaching Award of Merit (NACTA) - 2001
email address:  Josie.Davis@uvm.edu


Dr. Pat EricksonPatricia Erickson, D.V.M.
Senior Lecturer
D.V.M., Cornell University
B.S., Cornell University
A.S., North Country Community College
Areas of Interest: Companion Animals, Zoos
Courses:   
ASCI 006 Companion Animal Care & Management
ASCI 118 Applied Animal Health
ASCI 171 Zoos, Exotics & Endangered Species
ASCI 263 Clinical Topics in Companion Animal Medicine
ASCI 272 Advanced Zoos, Exotics, & Endangered Species
ASCI 281 Animal Sciences Career Seminar
ASCI 298 Special Topics:  Wild Canids of the Northeast
Awards:
2012 Carrigan Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
2008 Kroepsch-Maurice for Excellence in Teaching
email address:  Patricia.Erickson@uvm.edu


Dr. Betsy
 GreeneElizabeth (Betsy) Greene, Ph.D.
Professor/Extension Equine Specialist
Ph.D. Kansas State University
M.S. University of Arizona
B.S., A.A.S. Morehead State University
Areas of Interest:   Equine Management, Production, Safety
Courses: 
ASCI 115 Introduction to Equine Studies
ASCI 108 Equine Enterprise Management
ASCI 208 Equine Industry Issues
Equine Science Program
Awards (not all are listed):
2013 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Equine Science Award
2011 Northeast Excellence in Extension Award
2010 USDA National Institute of Food & Agriculture Partnership Award
2010 Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Excellence in Teaching
2009 eXtension "Individual Achievement Award"
2008 NACAA Communication Award
2005 Sister Elizabeth Candon Distinguished Service Award
   
(VT Women in Higher Education)
2004 Distinguished Service Award (NACAA)
2003 Outstanding Young Professional Award
    (Equine Nutrition & Physiology Society)
email address:  Betsy.Greene@uvm.edu


Sabrina GreenwoodSabrina Greenwood, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
PhD., University of Guelph, Canada
MSc.,  University of Alberta, Canada
BSc., University of Guelph, Canada
Areas of Interest:    Nutrition
Course:  ASCI 110 Animal Metabolism, Nutrition and Feeding
email address:  Sabrina.Greenwood@uvm.edu


David Kerr with his dog JaxonDavid Kerr, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
PhD., University of Saskatchewan, Canada
M.S.,  University of Saskatchewan, Canada
B.S., McGill University
Areas of Interest:   Mastitis Resistance, Innate Immunology, Epigenetics
Courses:
ASCI 001 Introductory Animal Science
ASCI 215 Physiology of Reproduction
Awards:
2007 Hubert W. Vogelmann Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship
email address:  David.Kerr@uvm.edu

Dr. Jana KraftJana Kraft, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
PhD., University of Jena, Germany
B.S., University of Jena, Germany
Areas of Interest:    Dairy Lipids and Human Health, Lipid Metabolism, Fetal Programming, Fatty Acid Analysis
Courses:
HCOL 186 Animal Products in Human Nutrition
ASCI 301 Graduate Journal Club
Kraft Laboratory

email address:  Jana.Kraft@uvm.edu

Dr. Stephanie McKayStephanie McKay, Ph.D. 
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Alberta, Canada
M.S., Texas A & M University
B.S., Texas A & M University
Areas of Interest:  Genetics and Genomics
Course:   ASCI 168 Animal Genetics and Breeding
email address:   Stephanie.McKay@uvm.edu


Norman Purdie, Ph.D.Norm Purdie
Lecturer
Ph.D., University of Queensland, Australia
BAGR. SC (Hons), University of Queensland, Australia
Area of Interest:  Dairy Nutrition and Management
Courses:  
ASCI 122  Animal Welfare

ASCI 134/135  CREAM
ASCI 215  Physiology of Reproduction
email address:  npurdie@uvm.edu


Jamie ShawJamie Shaw, B.S.
Part-time Lecturer
B.S., University of Vermont
Area of Interest:  Dog Training and Behavior
Courses:  
ASCI 098 Understanding & Speaking Dog
ASCI 192 Canine Behavior
email address:  jhstds@gmail.com

 
Dr. Julie SmithJulie Smith, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Extension Associate Professor
D.V.M., Cornell University
Ph.D., Cornell University
B.S., Cornell University
Areas of Interest:  Dairy Calf & Heifer Nutrition, Biosecurity, Agrosecurity
Awards:
2013 National Association of County Agricultural Agents Distinguished Service Award
The National Association of County Agricultural Agents Achievement Award,
Peggy R. Williams Emerging Professional Award

email address:  Julie.M.Smith@uvm.edu


Jenny WilkinsonJenny Wilkinson, D.V.M.
Lecturer
D.V.M., Cornell University
B.A., University of Virginia
Areas of Interest:  Equine Science, Veterinary Medicine
Courses: 
ASCI 097/191  Balanced Seat - Basic Equitation

ASCI 098 Horse Barn Cooperative
ASCI 117 Horse, Health & Disease
ASCI 121 EQUUS
ASCI 192 Lameness in Horses
ASCI 198 Advanced Equine Instructing Techniques
ASCI 298 Advanced EQUUS
Awards: 
2013 Kroepsch-Maurice for Excellence in Teaching
email address:  Jenny.Wilkinson@uvm.edu


Andre-Denis
 WrightAndré-Denis Wright, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Professor
Ph.D., University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
M.S., University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
B.S., Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Areas of Interest: Parasitology, Molecular Microbiology and Evolution
Course:  ASCI 298 - Animal Parasitology
Awards:  (not all are listed)
John Corliss Ciliate Systematics Award for Best Publication
Most Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Guelph
University of Guelph Travel Award to Sydney, Australia
Holz-Conner Travel Award, Society of Protozoologists
Honors: A new species was named after Dr. Wright, Apokeronopsis wrighti n. sp. in recognition of his contributions to phylogenetics and evolution in ciliates
email address:  adwright@uvm.edu


Dr. Feng-Qi Zhao1Feng-Qi Zhao, Ph.D.
Professor
Ph.D., University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
M.S., Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
B.S., Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, Anhui Province, China
Areas of Interest: Lactation Physiology, Molecular Genetics
Courses:
ASCI 141 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals
ASCI 220 Physiology of Lactation
ASCI 303 Research Proposal Writing
email address:  Feng-Qi.Zhao@uvm.edu


Faculty at Miner Institute


Catherine
 BallardCatherine S. Ballard, M.S.
Adjunct Lecturer
M.S., University of Vermont
B.S., University of Vermont
Areas of Interest: Bovine and Equine Reproduction
Courses: 
ASCI 205 Assist teaching Equine Repro. & Mgmt.

ASCI 234 Advanced Dairy Management
email address:  ballard@whminer.com


Dr.
 Heather DannHeather M. Dann, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois
M.S., Penn State University

B.S., Cornell University
Area of Interest: Forage Chemistry, Nutritional Physiology of Dairy Cattle, Interaction of Dairy Cattle Nutrition & Environment
Course:  ASCI 234 Advanced Dairy Management
email address:  dann@whminer.com


Wanda
 EmerichWanda Emerich, M. Ext. Ed.
Dairy Outreach Coordinator
M. Ext. Ed., University of Vermont
B.S., University of Vermont
Course:  ASCI 234 Advanced Dairy Management
email address:  emerich@whminer.com


Dr.
 Richard GrantRichard Grant, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Ph.D., Purdue University
B.S., Cornell University
Area of Interest: Dairy Nutrition
Course:  ASCI 234 Advanced Dairy Management
email address:  grant@whminer.com


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