Faculty

If you are an undergraduate student exploring your future in animal science, or a graduate student who is looking forward to a promising career in research or advanced placement in industry, the ISU Department of Animal Science brings you some of the best teachers, researchers and mentors a university setting can provide. The department of animal science consists of faculty members from all over the world who have excelled at their specific areas of knowledge. Winning top awards from the American Society of Animal Science, American Dairy Science Association, Poultry Science Association, Meat Science Association, Federation of Animal Science Societies or industry-related groups such as the American Feed Industry Association, US Poultry and Egg Association, etc. our faculty work hard to stay at the top of their research and teaching fields. Come learn from them, work alongside them and discover a whole new world.

Dong Uk Ahn
Professor
Poultry
2276 Kildee Hall
515-294-6595
Dr. Ranga Appuhamy
Assistant Professor
Dairy Nutrition
313G Kildee Hall
515-294-4631
Peggy Auwerda
Associate Professor
Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
119J Kildee Hall
515-294-5260
Lance Baumgard
Professor, Norman L. Jacobson Endowed Professor in Dairy Nutrition
Nutritional and Environmental Physiology
313J Kildee Hall
515-294-3615
Don Beitz
Distinguished Professor
Animal Nutrition
313K Kildee Hall
515-294-5626
Elizabeth Bobeck
Assistant Professor
Poultry Nutrition, Animal Science
201H Kildee Hall
515-294-8821
Crystal Brillhart
Assistant Teaching Professor, Lab Manager
Microbiology
120 Science 1
515-294-0186
Jennifer Bundy
Assistant Professor
Animal Breeding and Genetics
123E Kildee Hall
515-294-3161
Christen Burgett
Associate Teaching Professor, Dairy Judging Team Coach
Animal Science
109G Kildee Hall
515-294-7939
Gail Carpenter
Assistant Professor of Teaching in Dairy Production
Dairy Production
Chris Cassady
Assistant Teaching Professor, Livestock Judging Coach
Animal Science
119 Kildee Hall
515-294-5910
Joan Cunnick
Professor, Professor In Charge of Microbiology Undergraduate Program
Microbiology
384 Science I
515-294-2070
Jack Dekkers
Distinguished Professor, Section Leader of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Animal Breeding and Genetics
239D Kildee Hall
515-294-7509
Jim Dickson
Professor
Food microbiology, Meat product safety
2293 Kildee Hall
515-294-4733
Rohan L. Fernando
Professor
Animal Breeding and Genetics
237A Kildee Hall
515-294-5348
Nikki Ferwerda
Associate Professor of Teaching, Equine Farm Manager
Equine
119F Kildee Hall
515-294-3996
Dr. Nicholas Gabler
Professor
Nutritional Physiology, Feed Efficiency
201E Kildee Hall
515-294-7370
Richard Gates
Professor, Director of Egg Industry Center
Controlled Environment Agriculture, Ventilation, Precision Livestock Management
1202 NSRL, 1029 University Blvd
515-294-4660
Laura Greiner
Assistant Professor
Swine Extension
109 Kildee Hall
515-294-6728
Stephanie Hansen
Professor
Ruminant Nutrition
313F Kildee Hall
515-294-7326
Mark Honeyman
Professor, Director of Iowa State Research Farms
Swine Nutrition, Swine Management, Alternative Livestock Production Systems
103 Curtiss Hall
515-294-4621
Terry Houser headshot
Associate Professor, Smithfield Foods Chair in Meat Science Extension
Meat Processing, Meat Selection and Grading, Animal Handling
194 Meat Lab
515-294-7434
Dr. Anna Johnson
Professor, Artz Chair for Faculty Excellence in Animal Science
Farm Animal Behavior and Welfare
2356F Kildee Hall
515-294-2098
Dr. Aileen Keating
Professor
Reproductive Physiology, Reproductive Toxicology
2356H Kildee Hall
515-294-3849
Karl Kerns
Assistant Professor
Reproductive Physiology, Male Fertility & Fertilization
515-294-5136
Dawn Koltes
Assistant Professor
Animal Physiology
3101 NSRIC
515-294-5694
James Koltes
Assistant Professor
Dairy Genetics
239A Kildee Hall
515-294-8274
Sue Lamont
Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor of Animal Science
Animal Breeding and Genetics
2255F Kildee Hall
515-294-4100
Steven Lonergan
Morrill Professor
Meat Science and Muscle Biology
215B Meat Lab
515-294-9126
Elisabeth Lonergan
Professor
Meat Science and Muscle Biology
215A Meat Lab
515-294-9125
Dr. Daniel D. Loy
Professor, Director of Iowa Beef Center
Beef Nutrition
313E Kildee Hall
515-294-1058
Cheryl Morris
Associate Professor
Comparative Nutrition
S. Olsen
Associate Teaching Professor, Meat Judging Team Coach
Meat Science Lecturer
215E Meat Lab
515-294-7235
Assistant Teaching Professor
Equine
109F Kildee Hall
515-294-8289
Dr. Jim Reecy
Professor, Associate Vice President for Research
Beef Cattle Genetics/Genomics, Bioinformatics
2810 Beardshear
515-294-6344
Jason Ross
Professor, Director of the Iowa Pork Industry Center, Lloyd Anderson Endowed Professor in Physiology
Animal Physiology
2356E Kildee Hall
515-294-8647
Dr. Stephan Schmitz-Esser
Associate Professor
Microbiology
3222 NSRIC
515-294-2739
Joe Sebranek
University Professor, Distinguished Professor of Animal Science, Morrison Endowed Chair in Meat Science
Meat Science, Meat Processing, Food Safety
215C Meat Lab
515-294-1091
Joshua Selsby
Professor
Muscle Physiology and Disease, Exercise Physiology, Hyperthermia
2356G Kildee Hall
515-294-7227
Nick Serao
Assistant Professor
Animal Breeding and Genetics
225A Kildee Hall
515-294-3435
Dr. Brad R Skaar
Associate Professor
Beef Cattle Production, Curriculum and outcomes assessment, Beef Cattle Genetics
119A Kildee Hall
515-294-2242
Ken Stalder
Professor
Swine Genetics
109C Kildee Hall
515-294-4683
Jodi Sterle
Professor, Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator, Eldred Harman Endowed Professorship in Teaching and Learning
Physiology
119C Kildee Hall
515-294-7997
Dr. Rodrigo Tarté
Assistant Professor
Processed and Value-Added Meats, Food Safety
215D Meat Lab
515-294-8415
Dan Thomson
Department Chair, Professor of Animal Science
Animal Health & Well-Being
806 Stange Rd
(515) 294-2160
Chris Tuggle
Professor
Animal Breeding and Genetics, Physiology
2255E Kildee Hall
515-294-4252
Howard Tyler
Assistant Dean
Perinatal Physiology; Neonatal Nutrition; Student Success
0020D Curtiss, 513 Farm House Ln
515-294-6434
Curt Youngs
Professor, ME Ensminger Endowed Chair of International Animal Agriculture
animal reproductive physiology
2356B Kildee Hall
515-294-5541