Dr. Elizabeth Karcher, Purdue University, is the recipient of the ASAS Midwestern Section’s Outstanding Young Teacher Award. The Awards Ceremony was held during the 2017 Annual Meeting of the ASAS Midwestern Section and ADSA Midwest Branch, held March 13-15, in Omaha, NE.
Dr. Karcher is an Assistant Professor and the Undergraduate Programs Coordinator for the Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue University. She holds degrees from Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, and Iowa State University. She joined the Purdue faculty in August 2016 after eight years at Michigan State University.
Dr. Karcher specializes in undergraduate education and advising. She has taught a variety of courses, including mammary physiology, animal health, and dairy management. She developed a study-abroad program focused on dairy management to the Netherlands and a program on sustainable agriculture to Vietnam. At MSU, she advised the Dairy Club and the Animal Science Undergraduate Research Student Association.
Dr. Karcher received the NACTA Teacher Fellow Award (2014), the MSU College of Agricultural and Natural Resources (CANR) Award for Distinguished Service in Study Abroad (2014), and the MSU CANR Excellence in Teaching, New Teacher Award (2012).
Elizabeth and her husband, Darrin, have three daughters and twin sons.
Congratulations, Dr. Karcher!
ASAS Scientific Communications Associate