Dr. Ronnie D. Green began as interim Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln on July 1, 2015. He also continues to serve in the role to which he was appointed in July 2010 as the Harlan Vice Chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of Nebraska system. Green earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science from Virginia Tech and Colorado State University, respectively, and a doctorate in animal breeding and genetics jointly from UNL and the USDA-ARS U.S. Meat Animal Research Center.
Green was on faculty at Texas Tech University and Colorado State, and was the national program leader for animal production research for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and executive secretary of the White House’s interagency working group on animal genomics within the National Science and Technology Council. In that role, he was a leader in the international bovine, porcine, and ovine genome sequencing projects.
He served as senior global director of technical services for Pfizer Animal Health’s animal genomics business from 2008 to 2010.
Dr. Green has published 130 refereed publications and abstracts, nine book chapters, and 56 invited symposia papers; and has delivered invited presentations in 43 U.S. states and 21 countries around the world. He is a past-president of both the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) and the National Block and Bridle Club, and has served in a number of leadership positions for the U.S. Beef Improvement Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Pork Board, Federated Animal Science Societies, and the National
Research Council. He was named a fellow of ASAS in 2014.