Dr L. Wayne Greene
Professor and Head Department of Animal Sciences
Dr. Wayne Greene has been Professor and Department Head of the Department of Animal Sciences at Auburn University for 18 years. Prior to accepting this appointment he had a 23 year career in teaching, research and extension at Texas A&M University with joint appointments at West Texas A&M and Texas Tech Universities. He has taught multiple courses in animal nutrition and conducted research in mineral metabolism of beef cattle. He has trained over 40 graduate students with MS and PhD degrees, and published more than 500 scientific articles on beef cattle nutrition. Dr. Greene is a Regents’ Fellow of the Texas A&M University System. He is a Faculty Fellow of Texas AgriLife Research. He is an American Society of Animal Science Fellow in Administration. In his career, he has received the Southern Section American Society of Animal Sciences Graduate Student Awards Competition Paper, the Young Animal Scientist-Research Award, and the Distinguished Service Award. He has been recognized as a Patriotic Employer by the National Committee for Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, received the Alabama Honorary FFA Degree, and the Alabama Cattlewomen’s Association Father of the Year award for his work with students in Alabama. He has served as President of the Southern Section American Society of Animal Science, President of American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, Board of Directors for Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization, President of the Plains Nutrition Council and Chair of the Southern Section Departments of Animal Science Department Head Council. He is an honorary member of the Southeast Livestock Exposition. At Auburn University, Dr. Greene leads 19 faculty members and their associated staff and graduate students in the Department of Animal Science delivering quality programs spanning teaching, research and extension. Their work at Auburn University is training the next generation of leaders in support of beef cattle production systems that will provide high-quality and safe animal protein for a growing world population.