By Jamie Hawley, ASAS Communications Intern
July 22, 2016 – Dr. Kristen A. Johnson was named the recipient of the 2016 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Distinguished Teacher Award by the ASAS during its annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Dr. Johnson is an accomplished academician known for her commitment to student learning and the preparation of career-ready graduates. A tireless teacher, mentor, and advisor, her pedagogy extends far beyond the classroom where she motivates students while setting high, yet attainable goals. She challenges students to integrate knowledge to solve problems. Dr. Johnson is not the professor from whom an easy A is received, but is the professor that delivers a challenging course that leaves a student with an earned feeling of accomplishment. Her students engage with allied and livestock industries and have a reputation as well-trained and career-ready.
Dr. Johnson is a valued leader in all areas of our land grant mission. Her service to the Animal Sciences Department, Washington State University, ASAS, and other professional and community organizations prove her to be a dedicated team player with a passion for teaching and students.
The ASAS Distinguished Teacher Award recognizes distinguished teachers of undergraduate and/or graduate courses in animal science. The ASAS Distinguished Teacher Award is sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC.
The ASAS is a professional organization that serves more than 6,000 students, animal scientists, and producers around the world.