Posted: July 23, 2018

Hines will bring applied swine research to Pennsylvania's swine industry.

Elizabeth A. Hines, Ph.D., was named as Assistant Professor of Animal Science at Penn State, and serves as part of the Extension Livestock Team.

A Cambria County, PA, native, she received her B. S. in Animal Science at Delaware Valley University, Doylestown; her M.S. in Animal Science at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX; and her Ph.D., in Animal Science from Iowa State University.

Her responsibilities include working with swine producers, agricultural leaders and PSU extension team members in support of the swine industry, along with teaching responsibilities in swine production.

Dr. Terry Etherton, Head of the Department of Animal Science, said, "We are delighted to welcome Beth to our Extension Livestock Team and faculty. She brings a wealth of knowledge from both commercial and academic research settings, and will be a strong asset to Pennsylvania's swine industry."

Hines said, "I am very excited to start at Penn State. Pig production is important to the global economy, and the role that Pennsylvania has to play in north east pork production is pivotal. In my work, I want to learn from the swine producers in PA as much as I want to share my knowledge with them, so that we can support the diverse agricultural economy in the north east." She said she looks forward to bringing applied swine research to Penn State and the swine industry.

She worked with her family in equipment and custom feed sales, and held summer jobs with local veterinarians and dairy farmers, sparking her interest in pursuing a career in agriculture.

At Delaware Valley College she received the Clemens Family Scholarship, served as a student ambassador on an agricultural exchange to Poland in 2008, and was recognized as a Founders Day Award Recipient in 2009 along with numerous student activities as an undergraduate. She is a member of the American Society of Animal Scientists, Society for the Study of Reproduction and is an alumnus of Sigma Alpha, professional agricultural society.