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Lisa A. Appeddu, Ph.D.

Lisa AppedduDr. Lisa Appeddu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. She holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Animal Science from New Mexico State University, and a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University of Kentucky. Her area of study was animal nutrition and physiology, and her dissertation research focused on improving the efficiency of milk production and rebreeding in cattle and sheep. After earning her Ph.D., Dr. Appeddu spent a year as a Congressional Science Fellow for the Federation of Animal Science Societies in Washington, D.C., and two years as a Research Animal Scientist at the USDA-ARS Grazinglands Research Laboratory in El Reno, OK. She came to Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) in 2002, and has taught in the Department of Biological Sciences and School of Allied Health Sciences.

Currently, Dr. Appeddu teaches a variety of courses in the Department of Biological Sciences, including Microbiology, Human Physiology, Medical Parasitology, Human Anatomy, Biological Concepts, and Principles of Biology. She teaches the Health and Biostatistics course for the College of Pharmacy. Dr. Appeddu is conducting cooperative research with USDA to identify and evaluate antibiotic resistance in microbes which cause mammary infections in beef cattle. She serves as a faculty mentor for research and teaching for undergraduate students and for graduate students pursuing a Masters of Education with an emphasis in Biomedical Science. She also serves as a statistical consultant for faculty members in other departments.

Dr. Appeddu is the Research Editor and Treasurer of the Administrative Issues Journal. She is an officer and active member of the Weatherford Chapter of the American Association of University Women, the Chair of SWOSU’s Medical Professions Advisory Committee, and Faculty Sponsor for the Medical Professions Club. She is also the Treasurer for the Oklahoma Women in Higher Education. Dr. Appeddu was a member of SWOSU's Higher Learning Commission Steering Committee, and chaired the criterion which targeted Engagement and Service. Outside SWOSU, she enjoys leading spinning and yoga classes at the Great Plains YMCA, and spending time at the Sand Plum Trail with her husband and two Shetland Sheepdogs.

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