ASAS Fellow: Teaching Category
Section Awarded: National
Dr. Gretchen Myers Hill, ASAS Fellow: Teaching Category
Sponsored by American Society of Animal Science
Dr. Hill earned degrees from the University of Kentucky, Purdue University, and Michigan State University (MSU). She was on the faculty at the University of Michigan and the University of Missouri before returning to MSU. She is known as “the professor who never gives up on students.” At MSU, she introduced group learning, developed case studies, wrote on-line texts for students in animal science and writing, and utilized clicker technology.
Under Dr. Hill’s supervision, undergraduate students have conducted research studies and presented their findings in ASAS competitions. She follows student’s careers and stays in contact with them. Dr. Hill has served as advisor to the Block and Bridle Club, and departmental, college, and university curriculum committees.
Dr. Hill has received several teaching and research awards. In 2015 the Gretchen Hill Appreciation Club was established in her honor and she was awarded the ASAS Gary L. Cromwell Award for Research in Mineral Nutrition.