ASAS Fellow Award
Section Awarded: National
Keith S. Lusby, ASAS Fellow Award
Sponsored by American Society of Animal Science
Keith Lusby was born and raised in Southwest Arkansas. He received his BS and MS degrees in animal science from Kansas State University in 1970 and 1971, and his PhD in animal nutrition from Oklahoma State University in 1974. After 19 years in extension, research, and teaching at Oklahoma State University, he became head of the Department of Animal Science at the University of Arkansas in 1995. He held this position until his retirement in February 2011. During his tenure as department head, the Department of Animal Science at the University of Arkansas has become a nationally recognized program. Honors include election as president of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists in 2000, the American Society of Animal Science Pfizer Extension Award in 1993, the Distinguished Service Award from the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association in 1992, and the USDA Superior Service Award in 1990. In 2007, he was named a Graduate of Distinction by the Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University. Lusby and his wife Rosemary reside in Fayetteville, Arkansas.