Lyndon Carew, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

For over 42 years, Dr. Carew taught the only introductory course in nutrition at UVM to approximately 500 students per year. Students from all areas of the University used the course as a major requirement and as an elective. Students learned about the scientific principles of nutrition for all mammals, including humans, and their relation to health. Dr. Carew was one of the first professors to offer lecture materials online, replacing the standard textbook, and students could review his lectures "from any place in the world". Dr. Carew has a deep interest in the problems of human and animal nutrition in Latin Anerica, and has worked with researchers in Honduras, Colombia and Ecuador on developing new feed ingredients for chickens, as well as promoting the development of chicken meat and eggs for human consumption. He has taught courses in Spanish and given lectures on human and animal nutrition in these three countries.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Nutrition, Endocinology, Latin America, Poultry, Computers in Education


Ph.D., Cornell University
B.S., University of Massachusetts

Awards and Recognition

  • 2013 Sinclair Cup Award
  • Vermont Professor of the Year
  • Teaching Award of Merit (NACTA)
  • NE Regin Award for Excellence in College & University Teaching in Food & Agricultural Sciences
  • Kroepsch-Maurice Award for Outstanding Performance as a UVM Teacher
  • Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Excellence in Teaching and Advising



David Kerr, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Dr. David Kerr received his Ph.D. and Masters degrees from the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Canada and received his Bachelor's degree from McGill University in his native province of Quebec. Dr. Kerr joined the Department in 1999 as an Assistant Professor of lactation physiology, was promoted to Associate Professor, and is currently a full Professor teaching ASCI 001, Introductory Animal Science. Dr. Kerr is also the Graduate Student Program Coordinator.

Awards and Recognition

  • 2007 Hubert W. Vogelmann Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship

Areas of Expertice and/or Research

Mastitis Resistance, Innate Immunology, Epigenetics


Ph.D., University of Saskatchewan, Canada
M.S., University of Saskatchewan, Canada
B.S., McGill University, Canada

Courses Taught

  • ASCI 001 - Introductory Animal Science
  • ASCI 215 - Physiology of Reproduction



Patricia Erickson, DVM

Dr. Erickson on horseback

Senior Lecturer Emeritus

For 20 years, Dr. Erickson developed companion animal, exotic animal and equine courses that attracted students from all disciplines. Students learned about the history, behavior, welfare, conservation, and medicine of many species from chimpanzees  to  cats. Dr. Erickson also developed and taught travel classes, at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, in the Adirondacks, in the Dominican Republic and in conjunction with SUNY Morrisville Equine Rehabilitation Center and Cornell University of Veterinary Medicine.

Areas of Expertise:

Medicine, Conservation, Problem and Cased Based Learning


DVM, Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine
BS, Cornell
AS, North Country Community College

Awards and Recognition:

  • Teaching Award of Merit (NACTA)
  • Kroepsch-Maurice Teaching Award
  • Joseph E. Carrigan Award for Excellence in Teaching and Advising
  • CUPS University & Community Partners Service-Learning Award
  • Senior Student Faculty Recognition Award
  • Lloyds of London Equine Excellence Award