Last updated on: 7/2/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Walter L. Hurley, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Animal Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Position:
Pro to the question "Is Drinking Milk Healthy for Humans?"
Reasoning:

“Milk is of paramount importance to survival, proper development, and vigorous growth of the neonate [newborn].”

“Lactation Biology: Beginning Module,” college course website (accessed Feb. 20, 2007)

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor, Department of Animal Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995-present
  • Recipient, Teaching Academy of Excellence, College of ACES, 2005-2008
  • Recipient, NACTA Teaching Award of Merit, 2005
  • Recipient, Land O’Lakes/Purina Teaching Award in Dairy Production, American Dairy Science Association, 2004
  • Recipient, Campus Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Instruction Using Educational Technologies, University of Illinois, 2003
  • Recipient, WestAgro Inc. Award, American Dairy Science Association, for research in mastitis abatement and production of quality milk, 1997
  • Associate Professor, Department of Animal Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1988-1995
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1982-1988
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1980-1982
Education:
  • PhD, Animal Science, University of Kentucky, 1979
  • MS, Dairy Science, University of Maryland, 1975
  • BS, Dairy Science, University of Maryland, 1972
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Is Milk?