Advisers in Animal Sciences are assigned to students using the information provided about students' interests and goals.

It's important to get to know your adviser early on and make the best use of your time together. He or she can help you determine course requirements for your major and can assist with identifying internship and career opportunities. You can also learn from your adviser which student organizations and activities might be a good match for you. And don't forget to use your adviser as a reference when it's time to begin your job search.

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Communicate with your adviser when...

  • you have questions about the Animal Sciences major or the College of Agricultural Sciences
  • you're planning your courses for upcoming semesters
  • you're planning for your career
  • you need information on internship, part-time employment, and career opportunities
  • you're having trouble with one or more courses, or circumstances are preventing you from attending classes or focusing on coursework
  • you're looking for research experience

Contact Your Adviser

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Poultry Science
  • 4-H Youth Poultry Program Coordinator
  • Undergraduate Adviser
  • Penn State Poultry Science Club Adviser
  • Penn State Collegiate Poultry Judging Team Coach

Areas of Expertise

  • Embryology in the Classroom
  • Poultry Judging
  • Purebred and Exhibition Poultry
  • Incubation
  • Small Specialty Poultry Production
  • General Poultry Production Management
  • Associate Professor of Dairy Cattle Genetics
  • Undergraduate Adviser, Dairy, Genetics
  • Associate Professor of Reproductive Biology

Areas of Expertise

  • Reproductive Biology
  • Nutrition and Reproduction
  • Ovarian Function
  • Oocyte Development
  • Associate Teaching Professor, Small Animal Science
  • Undergraduate Adviser
  • Adviser for the Small and Exotic Animals Club (SEAC)

Areas of Expertise

  • Companion Animal Science
  • Animal Behavior
  • Animal Welfare and Stress
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Online teaching
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Equine Science
  • Penn State Horse Farm Coordinator
  • Penn State Horse Judging Team Coach
  • Professor of Avian Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Director of Graduate Studies - Animal Science Program
  • Poultry and Avian Science Minor Coordinator

Areas of Expertise

  • Avian amino acid and lipid nutrition and metabolism
  • Modification of poultry meat and eggs to enhance human health
  • Professor of Nutritional Physiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Milk fat synthesis
  • Rumen fatty acid metabolism
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Associate Professor of Dairy Science
  • Dairy Extension Team

Areas of Expertise

  • Dairy Advisory Teams
  • Integrated Dairy Management
  • Distinguished Professor of Dairy Nutrition

Areas of Expertise

  • Dairy Nutrition
  • Protein Nutrition of Dairy Cows
  • Rumen Fermentation
  • Nitrogen Utilization
  • Methane Mitigation
  • Environment
  • Extension Specialist

Areas of Expertise

  • Dairy Cattle Nutrition
  • Dairy Cattle Feed Management
  • Dairy Cattle Business Management
  • Assistant Professor of Animal Science
  • Undergraduate Adviser, Beef Cattle
  • Block and Bridle Club Adviser
  • Collegiate Cattlewomen Adviser
  • Instructor of Equine Science and Equine Extension Specialist
  • Undergraduate Adviser

Areas of Expertise

  • Equine Science
  • Youth Equine Education
  • Equine Management
  • Horsemanship
  • Professor of Animal Genomics
  • Undergraduate Adviser
  • Graduate Faculty in Animal Science, Bioinformatics and Genomics (BG), and Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Biosciences (MCIBS) programs.

Areas of Expertise

  • Structural, functional and comparative genomics
  • Animal breeding and genetics
  • Epigenetics/epigenomics
  • Mammalian sex (X and Y) chromosome and evolution
  • Ruminant Y-linked genes and male fertility
  • Testis development and spermatogenesis
  • Teaching Professor
  • Equine Science Minor Coordinator
  • Senior Instructor
  • Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Animal Science Major
  • Associate Professor of Meat Science
  • Undergraduate Adviser
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Dairy and Animal Science
  • Undergraduate Adviser, Dairy
  • Professor of Reproductive Physiology
  • Associate Director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Reproductive Biology
  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy production
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
  • Agricultural Sustainability
  • Graduate Training
  • Undergraduate Instruction
  • C. Lee Rumberger and Family Chair in Agricultural Sciences
  • Professor of Reproductive Physiology

Areas of Expertise

  • Reproductive Biology
  • Reproductive Immunology
  • Ovarian Function
  • Professor of Reproductive Biology

Areas of Expertise

  • Endocrinology
  • Ovarian Cancer Research
  • Reproductive Biology
  • Associate Professor of Equine Science

Areas of Expertise

  • Nutritional Influences on Growth and Development
  • Mammalian Patterns of Growth
  • Dietary Energy Sources Impact on Metabolism
  • Gastrointestinal Permeability
  • Gastrointestinal Health and Inflammation
  • Grazing Strategies for Horse Health and Performance
  • Equine Pasture and Manure Management Practices
  • Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medicine and Dairy and Animal Science
  • Instructor of Animal Science
  • Livestock Judging Team Coach
  • Adviser, Collegiate Cattlewomen

Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Robert E. Mikesell
  • Senior Instructor