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Ph.D University of Wyoming in Animal/Vet Sciences
M.S. University of Wyoming in Animal and Vet Sciences
B.S. Black Hills State University in Chemistry and Biology
Dr. Rebecca Atkinson teaches animal science courses at Sheridan College. She is passionate about teaching all aspects of livestock production, from best management practices and proper nutrition to more complex aspects, like pathology and disease. Rebecca is working on building a research program in animal science to encourage students to become involved in research and to aid in being competitive applicants for veterinary school. She was raised on a ranch in Wyoming prior to moving to Illinois to teach, conduct research, and supervise a bull testing station at Southern Illinois University, so Rebecca brings a tremendous amount of practical knowledge into the classroom. She shares differences in production practices, what works, what does not work, and why. Moreover, she believes hands-on learning is critical to student learning and challenges students to think outside the box to enhance their critical thinking skills.