Written by: Laci Jones, ASAS Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org, 580.222.9843
Dr. David Forrest, associate department head and professor at Texas A&M University, was recognized for his teaching and advising leadership at the American Society of Animal Science National Awards Program on July 21. He received the Fellow Award in the teaching category.
Throughout the past 32 years, Forrest has taught nearly 10,000 students in reproductive physiology courses. He has improved instructional programs nationally through the Houston Livestock Show and the ASAS Academic Quadrathalon committees.
Through his appointment with Texas AgriLife Research, he conducts research focusing on the determination of hormonal mechanisms that control gonadal function and mating behavior.
Forrest received his B.S. from Abilene Christian College and his M.S. from Texas A&M. He received his Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology from the University of Wyoming.
Forrest is a member of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, the Society for the Study of Reproduction and the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. He is a Charter Diplomate of the American College of Animal Physiology.
His previous awards include the Haas-Litterst Outstanding Teaching Award, Deputy Chancellor for Agriculture Award in Excellence for Undergraduate Teaching and the TAMU Association of Former Students Distinguished Award in Teaching.
The ASAS Fellow Award in the teaching category is grated to ASAS members who have rendered very distinguished service to the animal industry and/or to ASAS and have had continuous membership in ASAS for a minimum of 25 years. The American Society of Animal Science is a professional organization that serves more than 5,000 animal scientists and producers around the world.
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