ASAS Fellow: Administration Category
Section Awarded: National
Dr. Donald H. Beermann, ASAS Fellow: Administration Category
Sponsored by American Society of Animal Science
For 17 years, Dr. Beermann served as Head of the Animal Science Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Director of the UNL Institutional Animal Care Program and Research Compliance, Interim Director of the UNL School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and Interim Associate Dean of the Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Beermann became Chair of the Animal Science Department at Iowa State University (ISU) on January 5, 2015. At UNL, Dr. Beermann hired 15 faculty, increased undergraduate enrollment by 35%, and expanded and improved Animal Science programs and facilities. He led efforts to improve animal facilities for the School of Biological Sciences and supervised a three-year, $15 million renovation of a 40,000 sq. ft. research animal facility, which he also managed.
Dr. Beermann was primary author of the UNL Animal Program Description document that led to Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALACi) accreditation.
Dr. Beermann is continuing his administrative success as Chair of Animal Science Department at ISU.