ASAS Fellow: Teaching Category
Univeristy: University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Section Awarded: National
Doug F. Parrett, ASAS Fellow: Teaching Category
For over 35 years, Dr. Doug Parrett has sustained teaching excellence at the University of Illinois. He has received 20 awards for his teaching excellence, including the prestigious ASAS Purina Mills Award for Teaching and the Luckman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching at the University of Illinois, the top campus teaching award. He has had impact on over 7,000 students and thousands of industry stakeholders.
Four themes stand out in Dr. Parrett’s contributions to outstanding achievements
in education: 1) enthusiasm for transferring knowledge and information to people; 2) exceptional written and oral communication skills; 3) superior subject matter knowledge and the willingness to keep abreast of new facts, research and technology; and 4) exceptional credibility and contact with the livestock industry in Illinois and the U.S. His enthusiasm for teaching is still impactful in the freshman ‘Introduction to Animal Sciences’ course that he leads.