COLLEGE STATION – October 11, 2005 – Daniel Posey, a veterinarian and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, was named a Montague Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar. Posey received a $5,000 grant to research and develop innovative teaching techniques.
The Center’s objective is to stimulate the development of innovative teaching strategies and technologies at Texas A&M University and to recognize excellence in teaching early in a faculty member’s career.
Posey said the grant money will be used to further develop a fourth year clinical rotation entitled “Contemporary Issues in Animal Agriculture and Food Production.” The rotation is offered to senior veterinary students who are interested in food animal production.
“The six areas that the students will study are timely issues related to bio-terrorism, alternative food production, food safety, environmental health, regulatory medicine and animal welfare,” said Posey. “The students will also participate in field trip experiences, interactive data management and a problem-solving simulation. They will also be given a pre and post test assessment.” Posey said the rotation will be used to develop an outcome assessment model for use in a clinical setting.
“Dr. Posey is a great teacher who is offering incredible leadership in helping our students better understand the business of agriculture,” said Dr. Bill Moyer, professor and head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences.