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Emeritus Professor Hogan Honored with National Mastitis Council Award

Feb. 9, 2018

Animal Sciences Emeritus Professor Joseph "Joe" Hogan was honored by the National Mastitis Council with its Award of Excellence for Contribution to Mastitis Prevention and Control. You can read more about the award here.

Dr. Hogan became a post-doctoral researcher in 1986 with the Mastitis Laboratory at OARDC. In 1987, he was promoted to a research scientist in the Department of Dairy Science, OARDC. He became an assistant professor in 1992, was promoted to associate professor in 1995, and professor in the Department of Animal Sciences in 2001. In 2004, Dr. Hogan was appointed as the associate chair of the Department, a position he held until his retirement in 2016. In 2011, Dr. Hogan served as the interim chair of the Department of Animal Sciences.

Dr. Hogan has contributed in several significant ways to the American Dairy Science Association, the National Mastitis Council (NMC), and the International Dairy Federation (IDF). He chaired numerous committees and served as President of NMC during 2006. For IDF, he served on the Standing Committee on Animal Health from 2003 to present and the Mastitis Action Team from 2002 to present and was Chair of the Action Committee from 2003 to 2005.

Dr. Hogan maintained an internationally recognized research program in the area of mastitis control and production of quality milk in dairy herds. His research resulted in 119 peer-reviewed journal articles, 16 book chapters, 87 scientific abstracts, 226 lay articles, 39 invited symposium presentations, and 239 invited seminar presentations. In 1994, Dr. Hogan was awarded the Distinguished Research Award as the Top Junior Scientist at OARDC and received the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), West-Agro Research Award. In 2014, he received the ADSA Elanco Award for Excellence in Dairy Science.

Dr. Hogan advised 13 graduate students, was a gifted teacher, and his classes were sought out by undergraduate students. The primary courses he taught were Animal Health and Milk Secretion. Teaching evaluations were always in the excellent category and he received the 1995 Teaching Excellence Award from CFAES and the 2011 Gamma Sigma Delta Teaching Award. Dr. Hogan was inducted into the Department's Dairy Science Hall of Service in 2017 for his contributions to the Department and University, the Ohio dairy industry, and dairy farmers globally.