Dr. Michael Looper Receives the ASAS Fellow of the American Society of Animal Science - Administration Award.
July, 2019 – Dr. Michael Looper is the recipient of the 2019 ASAS Fellow Award for Administration, presented to him during the Opening Ceremony at the 2019 ASAS-CSAS Annual Meeting held in Austin, Texas.
Dr. Michael Looper is Head of the Department of Animal Science at the University of Arkansas. Looper received his B.S. and M.S. from the University of Arkansas and a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. Looper began his academic career at New Mexico State University as an Assistant Professor/Extension Dairy Specialist. From 2002-11, Looper was a Research Animal Scientist with USDA-ARS and was named the USDA-ARS, Herbert L. Rothbart Outstanding Early Career Research Scientist Award winner. He received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals. Looper is a Fellow in the Southeastern Conference University Academic Leadership program, a member from Class X of the LEAD21 program, and is an Advanced Graduate of Distinction from the Department of Animal Science at Oklahoma State University. Looper and his wife Joneta have two teenage daughters, Madison and Taylor.
The ASAS Fellow Award for Administration recognizes a member of ASAS who has rendered very distinguished service to the animal industry and/or to the American Society of Animal Science and had continuous membership in the Society for a minimum of twenty-five years. This award is sponsored by the American Society of Animal Science.