Assistant professor Lisa Karr-Lilienthal loves learning, and she loves sharing the excitement she has for her material with students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. “I enjoy getting to know students and relating my classes to their personal experiences.”
Lisa teaches four undergraduate courses on companion-animal topics, advises undergrads, and is faculty adviser to Students for Education of Companion and Exotic Animals. She also develops extension and outreach programming for youth related to companion animal care and management.
“Being a professor requires you to work long hours and at odd times to meet students’ needs,” she said. “But it’s worthwhile because I really care about my students and know that they appreciate my personal attention.”
Lisa said the highly regarded companion animal nutrition program at the University of Illinois provided role models and mentors who were examples of exceptional educators.
“That was such an important time for me in growing as a person and a scientist and a teacher,” she said. “The faculty ensured that I grew as a student and reached my potential. They still serve as mentors for me in my current role. The value of that is immeasurable.”