Dr. Cassie Jones Receives the ASAS Early Career Achievement Award from the American Society of Animal Science
July, 2019 – Dr. Cassie Jones is the recipient of the 2019 ASAS Early Career Achievement Award, presented to her during the 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting held in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Cassie Jones is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University. She earned her BS and MS from K-State and her PhD in swine nutrition from Iowa State University in 2012. As the department’s Coordinator of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Jones oversees more than 100 undergraduates conducting research annually. She teaches more than 250 students in 7 different classes each year, and advises approximately 60 students. Outside of teaching, Dr. Jones is an accomplished researcher in the area of animal feed safety, with more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, 100 abstracts, and $6.5 million in awarded grants, gifts, and contracts during her 7-year career. Dr. Jones and her husband, Spencer, raise Angus cattle near Wamego, KS and have three young children, Ty, Hayden, and Hadley.
The ASAS Early Career Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has shown outstanding achievement as a young scholar and is working toward the mission of ASAS: “The American Society of Animal Science fosters the discovery, sharing, and application of scientific knowledge concerning the responsible use of animals to enhance human life and well-being.” This award is sponsored by the ASAS Foundation.