Elizabeth Karcher

Academic Specialist

Elizabeth Karcher
1250C Anthony Hall

Phone: (517) 353-8515

Academic Specialist, Dairy




Email:  ekarcher@msu.edu

BS, Penn State University
MS, Purdue University
PhD, Iowa State University
Post-Doc, Michigan State University

70% Teaching, 30% Advising

Dr. Karcher specializes in undergraduate education, advising, and curricular development for both the 4 year program and the Ag Tech Dairy Management Program. She currently teaches courses in dairy feed management (ANS 233), animal health (ANS 309), ethical issues in animal agriculture (ANS 401), dairy systems management (ANS 430), and mammary physiology (ANS 435). Dr. Karcher also leads a study abroad program focused on dairy husbandry and environmental stewardship to the Netherlands and Belgium. She co-advises the Animal Science Undergraduate Research Association. Her research focus is on the influence of nutrition on health of dairy cattle.