ASAS Fellow: Teaching Category
Section Awarded: National
Dr. John P. McNamara, ASAS Fellow: Teaching Category
Sponsored by American Society of Animal Science
Dr. McNamara has been training animal scientists for more than 30 years. He has challenged and inspired students to relate classroom learning to knowledge for career success and societal benefit. His teaching extends from classroom, to research lab, farms, and animal shelters. Early on, he initiated courses in companion animal nutrition and management, which have been emulated nationally. He authored a companion animal textbook that helped start several classes and is widely used. His work with the Washington Science Teachers Association has brought accuracy of animal biology and animal production content to K-12 curricula exposing a wide population to the science of animals and agriculture. In 2007 Dr. McNamara was awarded the Corbin Award for Companion Animal Biology and has been an active member of ASAS for more than 30 years. In 2012 he was elected Fellow of the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) and is one of the very few that is a Fellow of both ADSA and ASAS.