Ronnie Green, PH.D.

Ronnie Green, Ph.D.

Chancellor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Ronnie D. Green is Chancellor of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska’s flagship, Land-Grant and Big Ten institution, where he oversees an enrollment of over 25,000 students and 6,000 faculty and staff.

He received BS and MS degrees in animal science from Virginia Tech and Colorado State University, respectively. His doctoral program was completed jointly at the University of Nebraska and the USDA-ARS U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in animal breeding and genetics.

He has served as the national program leader for animal production and genomics research for USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, as senior global director of technical services for Pfizer Animal Health, and on the faculties of Colorado State and Texas Tech Universities. Dr. Green has authored 130 publications, 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 and the National Block and Bridle Club; has served in a number of leadership positions for the U.S. Beef Improvement Federation, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, National Pork Board, and National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. He currently is a board member of the BIG10 Conference, Neogen Corporation, and Supporters of Agricultural Research. He was named a fellow of ASAS in 2014, and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2015. In 2017 Dr. Green received the Morrison Award, the highest international research honor given to an animal scientist.