Dr. John J. Parrish has been a pioneer in teaching of Animal Science for 29 years. He has taught students at the undergraduate, graduate and professional animal scientist/producer level. His teaching has been recognized by teaching awards and grants from UW-Madison including the 2015 Chancellors Distinguished Teaching Award, the highest teaching award at UW-Madison. He has obtained over $500,000 in grant support for teaching activities. He is active in the scholarship of teaching and learning by contributing research results on improving student learning, working in the UW-Madison teaching academy to improve teaching, and provides many open source course websites related to teaching animal science. Dr. Parrish's teaching material are used around the world in reproductive physiology and images/diagrams often appear in other classes and textbooks. Dr. Parrish resides in Mount Horeb, WI. with his wife, Joan; son, Chris; and a menagerie of farm animals and family pets.