Lesa G. Griffiths, Ph.D.

Education

  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, B.S., 1980
  • Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, M.S.1983
  • Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, Ph.D. 1986

Current Courses

  • ANFS 101 Introduction to Animal Science
  • ANFS 251/252 Animal Nutrition
  • ANFS 261 Companion Animal Nutrition
  • ANFS 417 Beef Cattle and Sheep Production
  • ANFS 418 Swine Production
  • ANFS 419 Topics in Intern’l Animal Agriculture: Pastoral Livestock Prod. in New Zealand (Study Abroad)
Professional Activities

  • Member of the Association of International Education Administrators
  • Member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • Member of the American Society of Animal Science

Honors and Awards

  • Agriculture College Council Academic Advising Award, 2008
  • University of Delaware, Distinguished Teaching Award from UD-On-line. 2007
  • Purdue University Distinguished Agricultural Alumni Award. 2004
  • University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching Award. 2003
  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Graduation Speaker –selected by the graduating seniors, 2002
  • University of Delaware YouDee Leadership Award: Outstanding Club Advisor (Equestrian Team), 2002, 2007, 2009
  • U.S.D.A. Excellence in College and University Teaching – National Award. 1998
  • Alpha Lambda Delta National Academic Honorary Society – Faculty Award and Lifelong Membership. 1998
  • Alpha Gamma Rho Faculty Appreciation Award.1995
  • Outstanding Teaching Award. College of Agricultural Sciences. University of Delaware. 1992
  • Mortar Board National Honor Society Faculty Award. University of Delaware. 1991
Recent Publications
Chieffo L. and L. Griffiths. Here to Stay: Increasing Acceptance of Short‐term Study Abroad Programs. (Ch 21) In Practice and Research in Study Abroad. Edited by R. Lewin. Routledge Press. (2009)Chieffo L. and L. Griffiths. LIFE Abroad: A Unique Model for Study Abroad. IIE Networker, Fall 2006.Gleason M., Chieffo L. and L. Griffiths. Study Abroad and McNair Scholars: A Partnership for Success! IIE Network web publication. 2005. http://www.iienetwork.org/?p=71205

Griffiths, L., Kitto, S., Halbrendt, C. And T. Mullins. Are gene altered plants an ecological threat?: A case study. Problem-Based Learning Clearinghouse. 4/01.

Kitto, S.L., L.G. Griffiths, and J. Pesek. A long-term study of knowledge, ethics and risk for students enrolled in an introductory biotechnology course. Journal of Animal Science. 81:1348. 2003.

Chieffo, L and L. Griffiths. What’s a month worth? Student perceptions of what they learned abroad. International Educator. Volume 12:4. Fall 2003.

Chieffo, L. and L. Griffiths. Short-Term Study Abroad It Makes a Difference! IIE Networker, Spring 2004.

Chieffo L. and L. Griffiths. Large-Scale Assessment of Student Attitudes After a Short-Term Study Abroad Program. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad. Volume 10. 2004.

Gleason M., Chieffo L. and L. Griffiths. Study Abroad and McNair Scholars: A Partnership for Success! IIE Network web publication. 2005. http://www.iienetwork.org/?p=71205

Chieffo L. and L. Griffiths. LIFE Abroad: A Unique Model for Study Abroad. IIE Networker, Fall 2006.

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Contact Information
Lesa G. Griffiths, Ph.D.
Professor

Animal and Food Sciences
048 Townsend Hall

Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-2524

Email: lesa@udel.edu