Award Winner Detail

Award: Distinguished Teacher Award
Univeristy: University of Kentucky
Year: 2019
Section Awarded: National

Robert J. Coleman, Distinguished Teacher Award

Sponsored by: Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC/Land O' Lakes, Inc

Dr. Robert J. Coleman is an Associate Extension Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky. He completed his BSc (Animal Science; 1975) and MS (Animal Science; 1978) degrees at the University of Manitoba. After graduating, he worked as a nutritionist for two major Canadian feed companies. In 1980, he became the Extension Horse Specialist for Alberta Agriculture. During his time in Alberta, he completed his PhD with a focus in Equine Nutrition (1998). In 1998, Dr. Coleman moved to the University of Kentucky as the Equine Extension Specialist. In addition to his Extension duties, Dr. Coleman teaches and advises in the Equine Science and Management program and is the advisor for the University of Kentucky Equestrian Team. Dr. Coleman is the Executive Director of the Equine Science Society, past chair of the American Quarter Horse research committee, President-Elect for the Certified Horsemanship Association, board member of the Midwest ARPAS, and a board member of KyQHA (secretary). 

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