Congratulations to Dr. David J. Caldwell who has been approved as the new department head of poultry science. Dr. Caldwell has served as a faculty member in the department for more than 15 years in both research and teaching roles and an emphasis on industry outreach.
Dr. Caldwell is a Texas A&M University graduate, receiving his bachelor’s degree in poultry science, then a M.S. and Ph.D. in veterinary microbiology. His research focuses on applied microbiology and poultry health with an emphasis on commercial applications. In particular, he is interested in enteric immunity and disease resistant, applied food safety microbiology and avian coccidiosis. Dr. Caldwell has chaired and supported eight Ph.D. students and 14 masters students and has 63 peer reviewed articles to date. Additionally, he has served on the graduate committee of 55 students.
Dr. Caldwell is also an accomplished teacher of both undergraduate and graduate courses. In 2008, the Poultry Science Association awarded him their highest teaching award, the Land O’Lakes Outstanding Service and Guidance in Teaching Poultry Science. He is also an active leader in numerous poultry professional association, including service as a member of the board of directors for the Poultry Science Association, president elect of the Southern Poultry Science Association and a member of the publishing committee for the Poultry Science Association. Dr. Caldwell is also completing the AgriLife Advanced Leaders Program, cohort II, representing AgriLife Research.
Again, congratulations to Dr. Caldwell!
Article via September 2013 Newsletter, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences