June 05, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Robert Coleman

Dr. Robert Coleman Receives the ASAS Distinguished Teacher Award from the American Society of Animal Science


July, 2019 – Dr. Robert Coleman is the recipient of the 2019 ASAS Distinguished Teacher Award, presented to him Thursday, July 10, during the Teaching Undergraduate and Graduate Education Session, at the 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting held in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Robert Coleman is an Associate Extension Professor in the Department of Animal and Food Sciences at the University of Kentucky. He completed his BSc (Animal Science; 1975) and MS (Animal Science; 1978) degrees at the University of Manitoba. After graduating, he worked as a nutritionist for two major Canadian feed companies. In 1980, he became the Extension Horse Specialist for Alberta Agriculture. During his time in Alberta, he completed his PhD with a focus in Equine Nutrition (1998). In 1998, Dr. Coleman moved to the University of Kentucky as the Equine Extension Specialist. In addition to his Extension duties, Dr. Coleman teaches and advises in the Equine Science and Management program and is the advisor for the University of Kentucky Equestrian Team. Dr. Coleman is the Executive Director of the Equine Science Society, past chair of the American Quarter Horse research committee, President-Elect for the Certified Horsemanship Association, board member of the Midwest ARPAS, and a board member of KyQHA (secretary).

The ASAS Distinguished Teacher Award recognizes a dedicated individual’s teaching accomplishments in animal science courses. This person is genuinely invested in their students and shows interest in student motivation, mastery of subject matter, teaching improvement, extra-curricular student activities, and service to agriculture.  This award is sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC/Land O’ Lakes, Inc.