University of Vermont

Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences

Faculty - Lyndon Carew

Lyndon B. Carew, Jr., PhD, Professor Emeritus

  • PhD, Animal Nutrition, Biochemistry, Endocrinology, Cornell University, 1961
  • BS, Genetics and Poultry Science, University of Massachusetts, 1955

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
  • Poultry Science Association
  • American Society for Nutrition
  • Association of North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture
  • World`s Poultry Science Association

Area of expertise

Effects of proteins, amino acids and fats on the endocrine system

Contact Information

Phone: 802-656-5893

Office Location: 207 Terrill Hall

Office Hours: by appointment

"A University Professorship is one of the most interesting and challenging opportunities in the world, because an academic career is not one-dimensional. The teacher must know all the components of excellence in research and the researcher should know all the components of excellence in teaching. But, excellence in teaching may be the most difficult to master because:, in the words of Kahlil Gibran: No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge. The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness. If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind."

Professional interests:

Although recently retired, Dr. Carew continues to teach Fundamentals of Nutrition on-line.  He uses a unique interactive, self-tutorial computer textbook he developed in the 1980s and has adapted it continuously to changing technology.  His interests have been: nutritional/hormonal interactions; animal/poultry nutrition; use of technology in teaching; nutrition in Latin America, especially Colombia/Honduras; nutritional value and toxicology of new feeds, especially the velvet bean; dietary analysis; journalism.


Recent Publications
  • Carew, L. 2010. Musings of a Vermont Nutritionist. Wind Ridge Publishing, Shelburne , VT

  • Carew, L., 2007-present. Nutritionally Enriched. Monthly column. Shelburne News and South Burlington Other Paper

  • Carew, L.B. and A.G. Gernat. 2006. Use of velvet beans, Mucuna spp. as a feed ingredient for poultry: a review. World`s Poultry Science Journal 62:131-143.

  • Carew, L., V. Chamberlain, D. Elvin, D. Paradis, 2006. Changes in Attitudes Toward Computer-Assisted Instruction After Using an Interactive, On-line Tutorial in an Introductory Nutrition Course. Proceeding of the 2006 Hawaii International Conference on Education., pp 861-862.

  • Carew, L.B. J. McMurtry, and F. Alster. 2005. Effects of Lysine Deficiencies on Plasma Levels of Thyroid Hormones, Insulin-like Growth Factors I and II, Liver and Body Weights, and Feed Intake in Growing Chickens. Poultry Sci. 84:1045-1050