Thomas R. Overton, Ph.D., is Professor of Dairy Management and Chair of the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University. Tom is recognized widely for his research and extension efforts relating to nutritional physiology of the transition cow. He serves as Director of the statewide PRO-DAIRY program at Cornell. He teaches the dairy cattle nutrition course for undergraduates and co-teaches a similar course for veterinary students.
Tom has a B.S. degree from Cornell University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois. He has authored or co-authored more than 90 peer-reviewed scientific publications and numerous conference proceedings, extension publications, and popular press articles. He was awarded the Cargill Animal Nutrition Young Scientist Award by the American Dairy Science Association in 2006 and the ADSA Foundation Scholar Award in 2007. In 2013, he was named a Faculty Fellow of the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future at Cornell University.