Steven Lonergan

  • Professor
  • Animal Science
  • Animal Science
  • 215B Meats Lab
  • Phone 515-294-9126
  • Email
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Ph.D., Animal Science, Biochemistry Minor, University of Nebraska, 1995
M.S., Meat Science, Iowa State University, 1991
B.S., Animal Science, Iowa State University, 1988

Awards/Special Recognition

  • Iowa FarmHouse Fraternity Darl E. Snyder Alumni Service Award (2003, 2010)
  • American Meat Science Association Distinguished Teaching Award (2008)
  • American Society of Animal Science Meat Science Research Award (2009)
  • Faculty Membership in Cardinal Key Honorary Society (2010)
  • American Meat Science Association Distinguished Research Award (2012)
  • Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Outstanding Achievement in Teaching Award (2013)
  • Iowa FarmHouse Fraternity Heritage Award (2013)
  • American Meat Science Association Signal Service Award (2014)
  • American Meat Science Association Fellow (2014)
  • Iowa State University Division of Student Affairs Wilbur Layton Faculty Recognition Award (2015)
  • American Society of Animal Science Distinguished Teaching Award (2015)
  • Iowa State University Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching (2016)

Teaching Responsibilities
AN S  270. Foods of Animal Origin
AN S 360. Fresh Meats
AN S 501. Survey of Animal Science Disciplines

Global Engagement and Research
Dr. Lonergan was co-instructor of the inaugural Dean’s Global Agriculture and Food Policy Leadership Program in 2009; his leadership in the program continues (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016).  This undergraduate program, which includes a Study Abroad component in Rome, Italy, is designed to encourage students to explore topics that affect food security and distribution, including technical components of food production, cultural realities, ecology, political economy, biodiversity and intellectual property rights.  Students work with clients in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and with NGOs to focus on improving food distribution and food security.  Students gain a valuable perspective on the forces shaping food policy in developed and developing economies, enabling their placement in international businesses.   In 2012, students in this program published a peer reviewed journal article that summarized their findings (Barnes et al., Animal Frontiers 2 (4): 54-60).  The students in the 2014 program each presented posters to summarize their efforts at national scientific meetings.  Students who have worked on the FAO International Network of Food Data Systems (INFOODS) food composition database (in 2012 and 2014) have been recognized by FAO INFOODS with the 2015 Success Stories Award to recognize their contribution to enhancing the food composition resources used world-wide.  This award is not specifically a student award, but one reserved for programs that contribute to the global efforts of the INFOODS program.

Dr. Lonergan is the representative of the United States’ Meat Science Community to the International Congress of Meat Science and Technology and will serve as the chair of the 2020 International Congress of Meat Science and Technology. His research is innovative peers recognize that his work is impactful in the fields of Animal Science and Meat Science. He has published more than 350 peer reviewed papers, industry reports, and abstracts in his discipline. His is a regular invited speaker at national and international conferences.