Allison Meyer honored with 2024 Outstanding Mid-Career Teacher Award

Allison Meyer is an associate professor of animal sciences.

Allison Meyer smiling at the camera, wearing a white shirt and black jacket.

Allison Meyer, associate professor of animal sciences, received CAFNR’s 2024 Outstanding Mid-Career Teacher Award at the College’s annual Celebration of Excellence ceremony.

Since joining the Division of Animal Sciences, Meyer has jumped head-first into teaching a lecture-lab combination and graduate-level classes, mentoring students, and course development. She has taught courses including Animal Feeds and Feeding, Principles and Applications of Animal Nutrition, Digestive Physiology and Metabolism, and Ruminant Nutrition.

“Dr. Meyer’s contributions span a wide range of activities. She advises students, developed a study abroad course to Ireland, serves on the International Education Committee for CAFNR, and advises the Collegiate Cattlewomen’s organization,” said Trista Strauch, director of undergraduate studies in the Division of Animal Sciences. “Dr. Meyer invests significant time instructing these students outside of the traditional classroom. Our students benefit from her willingness to involve them in her research and train them as scientists.”

Meyer’s teaching philosophy emphasizes setting high expectations while providing support and understanding to students.

“When Dr. Meyer teaches, her excitement and passion for nutrition is infectious. Her lectures and strong teaching strategies are well thought out and extremely effective for learners of all different types and kinds,” said Shelby Davies Jenkins, former student. “She is also dedicated to providing instruction beyond what is offered in her courses. When other students and I requested additional instruction on vitamins and minerals, Dr. Meyer developed a 1-credit hour course where we were able to dive into the subject to meet this need.”