Several faculty in the Department of Animal Science were recognized during the College of Agriculture and Life Science’s 2017 Awards Ceremony held on September 20, 2017.
Dr. Kathrin Dunlap, was recognized as a recipient of the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Awards for Teaching: College Level.
Dunlap is a physiology of reproduction assistant professor. She graduated from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in animal science with an emphasis on endocrinology. Dr. Dunlap received a doctorate in physiology of reproduction from Texas A&M University and conducted postdoctoral studies at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences prior to joining the Department of Animal Science.
Dr. Alejandro Castillo, Dr. David Forrest, Dr. Matt Taylor, and Dr. Shawn Ramsey were recognized as recipients of the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award.
Castillo & Taylor received the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award in the Interdisciplinary Research Team category. Fellow team members were: Dr. Mustafa Akbulut, Department of Chemical Engineering; Dr. Juan Ancisco, Department of Horticultural Sciences; and Dr. Luis Cisneros-Zevallos, Department of Horticultural Sciences.
Castillo is an associate professor of meat science. He received a bachelor’s degree in biology and pharmacy, a specialty diploma in sanitary microbiology, and a master’s degree in food microbiology and hygiene from the University of Guadalajara, Mexico. Castillo received a doctorate in food science and technology from Texas A&M University and completed a postdoctoral stay at Texas A&M, working on food microbiology.\
Taylor is an associate professor of food microbiology. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in food science and a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from North Carolina State University. Taylor obtained a master’s degree in food science from North Carolina State University and earned his doctorate in food science and technology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
Forrest received the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award in the Service category.
Forrest is a physiology of reproduction professor. He received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Abilene Christian College, a master’s in physiology of reproduction from Texas A&M University and a doctorate in reproductive physiology from the University of Wyoming.
Ramsey received the Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award in the Educational Enrichment and Innovation category.
Ramsey is a professor and Assistant Head for Undergraduate Programs. He also serves as one of the sheep and goat Extension specialists for the state. Ramsey received his bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas A&M University and his master’s and doctorate degrees in animal and range science from New Mexico State University.
In addition to the achievement awards, the following recognitions were made:
- Haley Collins, Dr. Kathrin Dunlap, Dr. Nancy Ing & Dr. Jason Sawyer were recognized as a Critical Thinking Academy Fellows – The Critical Thinking Academy consists of a group of faculty within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences that will develop and implement strategies for instilling critical thinking in students.
- Dr. Kerri Gehring was recognized for earning promotion from associate professor to professor.
- Dr. Reinaldo Cooke was recognized as a new faculty member in the Department of Animal Science.
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