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August 4, 2014

University of Minnesota professor enhances active student learning

by Laci Jones

Written by: Laci Jonesstern_photo

Dr. Marshall Stern, animal science professor from the University of Minnesota, is a teacher, mentor and innovator. He is known for enhancing active student learning through the use of technology and media examples in the classroom.

In honor of his dedication to student learning, Stern received the Fellow Award in the Teaching Category at the American Society of Animal Science National Awards Program.

At the University of Minnesota, Stern teaches courses in Companion Animal Nutrition, Companion Animal Hot Button Issues and Principles of Animal Nutrition and Ruminant Nutrition. He is responsible for developing the Companion Animal Biology curriculum.

Stern currently advises 46 undergraduate students. He advised 22 undergraduate senior research theses, 13 Ph.D. theses and 18 M.S. theses to completion.

Along with his teaching efforts, Stern focuses his research on protein nutrition in ruminants. He studies protein absorption in the small intestine, factors affecting fermentation and microbial populations in the rumen and the measuring methodology of protein degradation.

Stern’s previous honors include the 2010 ASAS Distinguished Teacher Award, the 2006 University of Minnesota Morse Alumni Association Award and the 2006 ASAS Jim Corbin Award in Companion Animal Biology.

Stern received his B.S. degree from Cornell University in 1972. He received his M.S. degree from the University of Rhode Island and his Ph.D. from the University of Maine.

The ASAS Fellow is presented to animal scientists who have made excellent contributions to the animal industry and have had continuous membership in the ASAS for a minimum of 25 years. The American Society of Animal Science is a professional organization that serves more than 5,000 animal scientists and producers around the world.

Media Contact:
Laci Jones
ASAS Communications
lacij@asas.org / 580-222-9843

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