Award Winner Detail

Award: Distinguished Teacher Award
Univeristy: University of Kentucky
Year: 2013
Section Awarded: National

Debra K. Aaron, Distinguished Teacher Award

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Dr. Debra K. Aaron earned a BS and MS from the University of Kentucky and PhD from Oklahoma State University. She has taught 3,000 graduate students in statistics and 1,000 undergraduates in Senior Seminar, Capstone, Applications of Animal Science, and Animal Genetics. She has been curriculum advisor to undergraduates and advisor to the Block & Bridle Club and Alpha Zeta Honorary. Her research in regulating ewe milk production is nationally recognized. She developed a White Dorper sheep flock at the University of Kentucky by grading-up from Polypays. She has received the ASAS Southern Section Distinguished Service Award and ASAS Fellow Award for Teaching. She has also served as National Block and Bridle President. Students recognize Dr. Aaron’s subject knowledge, dedication to teaching, and adherence to the philosophy: “If the student failed to learn, the teacher failed to teach.”

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