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SAGE STEAM Camp Director

Lisa A. Appeddu, Ph.D.

Lisa Appeddu

Dr. Lisa Appeddu is an Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy. 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 graduate 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. Dr. Appeddu conducted cooperative research with USDA to identify and evaluate antibiotic resistance in microbes which cause mammary infections in beef cattle.

Currently, Dr. Appeddu teaches Physiology, Health and Biostatistics, and the nutritional component of Health Issues II for the College of Pharmacy. She serves as a faculty mentor for research and teaching for undergraduate students and student pharmacists. Dr. Appeddu is currently cooperating with the Department of Psychology to evaluate physiological measures of stress in students.  In addition, she cooperates with other faculty members to aid with data analysis and interpretation. Lastly, she is a co-founder of and grant co-writer for Tech Trek at SWOSU, a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) camp for eighth grade girls entering the eighth grade.

Dr. Appeddu is the Research Editor and Treasurer of the Administrative Issues Journal.  She is the Chair of SWOSU’s Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity Committee (URSAC), Chair of SWOSU’s Medical Professions Advisory Committee, and Faculty Sponsor for the Medical Professions Club.  Within the College of Pharmacy, Dr. Appeddu is the Chair of the Resources Committee, interim Coordinator for the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Center for Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences (SCRiPS), and a member of the Assessment Committee.  Dr. Appeddu is an officer and active member of the Weatherford Branch of the American Association of University Women.  In addition, she is a member of the national AAUW STEM Task Force, reviewer for the Physical & Biological Sciences section of the AAUW International Fellowship Program, and the Oklahoma AAUW State Policy Chair.  Outside SWOSU, Dr. Appeddu 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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