Dept. of Animal Science
Anthony Hall
474 S. Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI


Phone: (517) 355-8383
Fax: (517) 353-1699
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Janice Swanson

Janice Swanson

Chairperson and Professor

1290F Anthony Hall

(517) 355-8384

Chairperson & Professor, Animal Behavior and Welfare

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BS, University of Connecticut
MS, University of Connecticut
PhD, University of Maryland

Director of Animal Welfare
96% Teaching, 4% Extension

My primary responsibility is to provide outreach and programming in the mission areas of research, extension, teaching and service to address issues related to the welfare of animals, with a focus on farm livestock and poultry. The overarching goal is to contribute to, and to facilitate, the achievement of a socially responsible and sustainable approach to animal care and use in the food system using an integrated systems framework. I hold a faculty appointment in the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Large Animal Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine.