Pamela Adkins, assistant professor, diplomate ACVIM (large animal), DVM, The Ohio State University, MS, PhD, University of Missouri.

Bob Backus*, associate professor, diplomate ACVN, DVM, MS, PhD, University of California – Davis.

Sandra M. Bechtel, associate professor, diplomate ACVIM (oncology), DVM, Michigan State University.

Keith R. Branson, assistant teaching professor, diplomate ACVAA, DVM, Kansas State University, MS, University of Illinois.
Jeffrey Bryan*, associate professor, diplomate ACVIM (Oncology), DVM, University of California-Davis, MS, PhD, University of Missouri.

Alex Bukoski, assistant professor, diplomate ACVAA, DVM, Virginia-Maryland Regional College, PhD, University of Virginia.

Joan R. Coates*, professor, diplomate ACVIM (neurology), DVM, University of Missouri, MS, Auburn University.
Leah A. Cohn*, professor, diplomate ACVIM (small animal), DVM, University of Tennessee, PhD, North Carolina State University.
Amy E. DeClue*, associate professor, diplomate ACVIM (small animal), DVM, University of Illinois, MS, University of Missouri.
John R. Dodam, professor, diplomate ACVAA, DVM, The Ohio State university, MS, PhD, North Carolina State University.

Brian K. Flesner, assistant professor, diplomate ACVIM (oncology), DVM, University of Illinois, MS, University of Missouri.

Derek B. Fox, associate professor, diplomate ACVS, DVM, Michigan State University, PhD, University of Missouri.
Elizabeth Giuliano, professor, diplomate ACVO, DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison, MS, University of Missouri.

Carolyn J. Henry*, professor, diplomate ACVIM (oncology) DVM, MS, Auburn University.
Philip J. Johnson, professor, diplomate ACVIM (large animal), diplomate ECEIM, MRCVS, BVSc, University of Bristol, MS, University of Illinois.

Rebecca Johnson*, professor, PhD, University of Iowa, RN, FAAN.
Kevin Keegan, professor, diplomate ACVS, DVM, University of Missouri, MS, University of Illinois.
Joanne Kramer, associate teaching professor, diplomate ACVS, DVM, University of Minnesota.

Senthil Kumar, assistant research professor, MS, University of Mangalore, India, PhD, Manipal University, India
Jimmy C. Lattimer, associate professor, diplomate ACVR, diplomate ACVRO, DVM, Washington State University, MS, Colorado State University.

Stacey Leach, assistant teaching professor, diplomate ACVIM (cardiology), DVM, Texas A&M University.
Michael R. Lewis*, professor, MS, California Institute of Technology, PhD, City of Hope Graduate School of Biological Sciences.

Jill Luther, assistant teaching professor, diplomate ACVS, DVM, University of Missouri, MS, University of Missouri.

Leslie Lyons*, professor, MS, PhD, University of Pittsburg.

Charles Maitz*, assistant professor, diplomate ACVR (radiation oncology), DVM, University of Missouri, PhD, University of Missouri.
F.A. “Tony” Mann, professor, diplomate ACVS, diplomate ACVECC, DVM, The Ohio State University, MS, Texas A&M University.

Jodi Matheson, associate teaching professor, diplomate ACVR, DVM, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Pedro Melendez*, associate Professor, DVM, University of Chile, Chile, PhD, MS, University of Florida.

John R. Middleton*, professor, diplomate ACVIM (large animal), DVM, PhD, Washington State University.

Rajiv Ravindra Mohan*, professor, MSc, PhD Lucknow University, India.
Dusty Nagy, associate teaching professor, diplomate ACVIM (large animal), DVM, Cornell University, MS, PhD, University of Missouri.
Dennis O’Brien*, professor, diplomate ACVIM (neurology), DVM, MS, PhD, University of Illinois.

Patrick Pithua*, associate professor, BVetMed, Makerere University, MSc, University of  London, PhD, University of Minnesota.

Scott Poock, associate extension professor, diplomate AVBP (beef and dairy), DVM, University of Wisconsin.

Shannon Reed, associate teaching professor, diplomate ACVS (large animal), DVM, University of Missouri, MS, Oregon State University.
Carol N. Reinero*, associate professor, diplomate ACVIM (small animal), DVM, PhD, University of California-Davis.
Loren Schultz, associate teaching professor, diplomate ACVPM (beef), DVM,  MS, Kansas State University.
Bryan Torres, assistant professor, diplomate ACVS, PhD, DVM, University of Georgia.

David A. Wilson, professor, diplomate ACVS, DVM, MS, University of Illinois.

 

* denotes doctoral faculty

Guidelines for Graduate Faculty Membership
Graduate Faculty membership is required to teach graduate-level courses, chair master’s thesis committees, and to vote on graduate education issues brought to the faculty by the
Graduate Faculty Senate. In addition, depending on the committee composition, Graduate Faculty may also serve as a member on doctoral examination and dissertation committees. Graduate students do not qualify for Graduate Faculty membership. Graduate Faculty membership is department independent and does not expire. There is a formal application for Graduate Faculty membership, depending on the specific faculty situation. Faculty holding a professorial title are (e.g., Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor) are automatically eligible, while other faculty may be eligible.  See the Graduate Faculty Membership website for more details and for the required nomination form.


Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Faculty Members with Doctoral Faculty Membership.  Information on Doctoral Faculty Membership can be found at http://gfs.missouri.edu/doctoral-faculty/index.php

Faculty member

Date elected to doctoral faculty

Renewal date

Robert Backus

4/11

<12/21

Jeffrey Bryan

9/11

<12/21

Joan Coates

4/12

<12/21

Leah Cohn

11/03

<12/18

Amy DeClue

2/12

<12/21

Carolyn Henry

3/04

<12/18

Rebecca Johnson

1/99

<12/19

Mike Lewis

12/02

<12/17

Leslie Lyons

12/15

<12/20

Charles Maitz

4/17

<12/21

Pedro Melendez

4/15

<12/19

John Middleton

10/02

<12/17

Rajiv Mohan

1/14

<12/18

Dennis O’Brien

11/03

<12/18

Patrick Pithua

4/15

<12/19

Carol N. Reinero

5/08

<12/17

 

New Graduate Course Proposals

All graduate courses must be taught by a member of the graduate faculty and must be approved by the Graduate Faculty Senate of the University. Graduate faculty members in the department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery wishing to teach a new course must contact the VMS Dept. Chair’s Office for a Course Proposal Qualtrics Survey link.  You will also be instructed to provide a course syllabus and Instructions for New Course Proposal form.  Syllabus Template and the Instructions for New Course Proposal form are located at http://www.vms.missouri.edu/curr_comm.htm VMS Dept. Chair’s Office will then create a Course Proposal form for you.  The course proposal form and syllabus will then be submitted to the Departmental Director of Graduate Studies and to the Chair of the VMS Graduate Committee.  The graduate committee chair will distribute the materials to the full committee for input; a recommendation for acceptance, modification, or rejection of the new course proposal will be provided to the Chair of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.  The Department Chair may then sign off on the course proposal, which will be forwarded (both proposal form and syllabus) to the Graduate Faculty Senate for approval.  (See University Registrar Curriculum changes for information).

Changes to Graduate Courses

Graduate courses already offered may periodically require significant changes such as an alteration of title, credit hours, prerequisite courses, etc.  Additionally, courses are occasionally dropped from the curriculum altogether.  These changes can be made by contacting the VMS Dept. Chair’s Office and providing an updated course syllabus and list of changes to be made.  The VMS Dept. Chair’s Office will then create a Course Change form for you.   Course Change form and updated syllabus will them be submitted to the Departmental Director of Graduate Studies and to the Chair of the VMS Graduate Committee.  The committee chair will distribute the materials to the full committee for input; a recommendation for acceptance, modification, or rejection of the course proposal will be provided to the Chair of the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery.  The Department Chair may then sign off on the course change, which will be forwarded to the Graduate Faculty Senate for approval.  (See University Registrar Curriculum changes for information).