Article from:  September 2020 Monthly College of Food and Environment Newsletter, Spotlight section

Dr. Bob Coleman

Bob Coleman

Associate Professor Extension Horse Specialist
Department of Animal and Food Sciences

We asked Bob to share a little about his passions, his career path and what led him to us.

Tell us about your background and what led you to your current role at UK?

I grew up in Western Canada and worked in the feed industry before joining the Alberta Agriculture Horse Industry Branch as an extension horse specialist. During that time, I finished my PhD with a focus in equine nutrition. The position opened at UK and I was invited to apply. I have always enjoyed extension so having an opportunity to work at a land-grant school was great and I was going to get a chance to teach, which was something I had always wanted to do.

What is your favorite thing about working in CAFE?

There are so many people with such great expertise to get information to answer a question, develop a research collaboration or add to a course being taught to undergraduates. This readily available resource makes being part CAFE a great place to work.

What is one thing about yourself that might surprise people?

I think that I am Canadian is possibly something many don’t know, but I have been doing equine extension for 40 years.