Dr. Steven Moeller, PhD

Dr. Steven Moeller, PhD
National Program Leader
USDA Agricultural Research Service

Dr. Moeller joined the Department of Animal Sciences in 1995 and maintained responsibilities in teaching, extension, and research directed toward the swine industry with involvement in collaborative research and extension efforts across food animal species and youth and adult audiences. Fresh pork, beef, and lamb quality attributes that define value, consumer acceptance, and ultimately demand for meat products were the focus of research efforts. Outreach efforts evolved with industry changes and had focused a great deal on animal care and welfare with contributions to welfare assessment processes and auditing of the swine industry from the farm through the packing plant. In addition, Dr. Moeller maintained an active role in the Ohio swine industry, addressing industry issues, offering symposia and workshops, and conducting research focused on current concerns and needs. Throughout his time at OSU, Dr. Moeller instructed and co-instructed courses in animal handling, human and animal interactions, swine production, branded meat products, and two global education opportunities within the university. Dr. Moeller now serves as a National Program Leader for U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service Animal Production and Protection programs.

Research Area(s): 
Swine Productions & Management
Swine Genetics
Meat Quantity and Quality
Extension Specialization(s): 
Animal Industry & Auditing