July 12, 2017

Dr. Doug Parrett named ASAS Fellow

Dr. Doug F. Parrett is a recipient of the 2017 American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Fellow Award —Teaching Category. The Fellow Award was presented to seven individuals during the ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting & Trade Show held in Baltimore, Maryland, July 8-12.

For over 35 years, Dr. Parrett has sustained teaching excellence at the University of Illinois. He has received 20 awards for his teaching excellence, including the prestigious ASAS Purina Mills Award for Teaching and the Luckman Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching at the University of Illinois, the top campus teaching award. He has had impact on over 7,000 students and thousands of industry stakeholders. 

Four themes stand out in Dr. Parrett's contributions to outstanding achievements in education: 1) enthusiasm for transferring knowledge and information to people; 2) exceptional written and oral communication skills; 3) superior subject matter knowledge and the willingness to keep abreast of new facts, research and technology; and 4) exceptional credibility and contact with the livestock industry in Illinois and the U.S. His enthusiasm for teaching is still impactful in the freshman ‘Introduction to Animal Sciences’ course that he leads. 

The ASAS Fellow Award recognizes distinguished service to animal science and the livestock industry over an extended period of time.

The ASAS Fellow Award is sponsored by the American Society of Animal Science.

ASAS is a professional organization that serves more than 7,000 students, animal scientists, allied industry and producers around the world.

Media contact:

Kim Schoonmaker

ASAS Scientific Communications Associate

kims@asas.org