Iowa State University Professor Honored with Faculty Development Award

Susan Carpenter
Susan Carpenter

AMES, Iowa — Susan Carpenter, a professor of animal science at Iowa State University, has been presented the Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

The award, which was presented Sept. 10 at the college’s fall convocation, recognizes a tenured faculty member who has demonstrated an exceptional level of creativity and productivity in scholarship, teaching and service and who shows great promise continuing such achievement. Carpenter plans to use the stipend provided by the award to develop new interdisciplinary research efforts that examine host-virus interactions at the genomic level.

Carpenter joined Iowa State in 1988 as a faculty member in the College of Veterinary Medicine before becoming a professor of veterinary microbiology at Washington State University in 2005. She returned to Iowa State in the animal science department in 2009.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Denison University in 1973, and master’s and doctorate degrees in veterinary and animal sciences from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1981 and 1985.