Craig Wood, eXtension Associate Director, was recently named a Fellow of Equine Science Society. The Fellow award recognizes distinguished service to the horse industry and to the Equine Science Society over time.
According to award documents: “Throughout Craig’s career, he has held various leadership roles that have provided immense support, education, and expertise to horse owners, businesses, students, and professionals.“
“Wood began his academic career at the University of Kentucky, following the traditional path of an animal sciences faculty member. Along the way he had responsibilities in teaching, research, and Extension, but the “traditional” ends there. Wood was light-years ahead of his peers when in the 1990s he gained grant support to develop and deliver equine distance learning courses to 16 universities. His course, The Art and Science of Equine Production, was awarded the Best Distance Learning Program in Higher Education in 1993 by the United States Distance Learning Association.
“His passion for Extension and teaching and his skill with instructional technology led to his transition from traditional professor role to his position as the director of the Creative Applications for Learning Environments Lab and the Coordinator of Distance Learning for the College of Agriculture. In eXtension, he continues to provide leadership for Cooperative Extension professionals to work differently and use social media outlets.