Andrew Conroy

Andrew Conroy, a professor of applied animal science and integrated agriculture within the Thompson School of Applied Science, is in his twenty-eighth year at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Professor Conroy’s specialty is cattle (including beef, dairy, and working oxen) but he has extensive experience with other livestock and with animal handling and behavior. He has conducted research in Africa, including research with pastoral people in Tanzania and in Namibia. In 2008, Professor Conroy spent a year in Namibia as a Fulbright Scholar. While there, he investigated various organizations where international students could do internships or supervised research projects. He worked withed the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) and recognized that it would be an excellent resource for UNH students. This knowledge allowed him to mentor a variety of students. Including Elisabeth, he has mentored sixteen undergraduate researchers since 2003. Professor Conroy feels that Elisabeth’s project was particularly interesting as it “pushed her into a new field, where she became very proficient at using GIS software and [meeting] the challenges involved with tracking cheetahs over time.”

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