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Dr. Steve Loerch joins the ACES family
Dr. Steve Loerch just finished up his first month on campus as the Professor and Head of the Department of Animal Sciences. He is a Pennsylvania native who received his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and his master’s (1978) and PhD (1981) degrees from the University of Illinois. He was a member of the faculty at The Ohio State University for 30 years, where he had a distinguished career in teaching and research.
Steve Loerch’s research career at Ohio State featured more than 132 peer-reviewed publications and over $3.5 million in funding from federal and industry sources in the last 10 years. He has received numerous awards and honors for teaching and research, culminating in 2013 with the American Society of Animal Science Research Fellow Award. His ability to investigate basic biological processes and apply them to industry production scenarios has been a strong point of his research.
He has distinguished himself in his instructional programs with extremely high and consistent reviews over a variety of courses for many years; the development of capstone learning activities for undergraduates in Animal Sciences; and a strong contingent of graduate students who have continued with great success in academia and commercial companies in agriculture.
Off campus, he is an instrumental member of national research committees and has been an invited speaker throughout Central and South America.
Please help me welcome Dr. Steve Loerch into the ACES family.