former students

September 22, 2011

Dr. Pamela Ruegg

Aine O’Connell, Ph.D. December 2015. Thesis: “Factors influencing bacterial transfer into bulk tank milk on Irish dairy farms.” Employed as a dairy advisor at Arrabawn Coop in Ireland.

Rob Rowbotham, Ph.D. November 2015. Thesis: “Assocations between dairy cow bedding and milk quality.” Employed as Senior Manager of Dairy Economics and Innovation at Grande Cheese Company.

Cecilia Baumberger, M.S. July 2015. Thesis: “Evaluation of an Automated Teat Preparation System on Teat Skin Bacterial Counts and Milking Performance.”

Meghan Bergman, M.S. August 2013. Thesis: “The Impact of Management on the Health and Wellbeing of Dairy Cattle on Organic and Small Conventional Farms.” Employed by the Air National Guard.

Roxann Richert, M.S. April 2012. Thesis: “The Impact of Management on the Health of Dairy Cattle on Organic and Conventional Farms.”

Leane Oliveira, Ph.D. June 2012. Thesis: “Characteristics of Clinical Mastitis Occurring in Cows on Large Dairy Herds in Wisconsin.” M.S. August 2009. Thesis: “Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Clinical and Subclinical Cases of Mastitis.”

Jose Pantoja, Ph.D. July 2011 and M.S. Dec 2008. Thesis: “Evaluation of hygiene and performance of bulk tank milk.” Assistant professor, Epidemiology and Milk Quality, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Carolina Pinzon, M.S. August 2010. Thesis: “Decision making for clinical mastitis on dairy farms.”  Employed by Grande Cheese Company.

Dhananjay Meka Apparao, M.S. May 2008. Thesis: “Relationship between treatment of subclinical and clinical mastitis and antimicrobial resistance.” Returned to  India.

Kathryn Hohmann, M.S. January 2008. Thesis: “Long term performance of Wisconsin Dairy herds after completion of a Milk Quality Team.” Employed by Westphalia-Surge, IL.

Martin Pol, M S. January 2006. Thesis: “Relationships between estimated antimicrobial usage and antimicrobial resistance of mastitis pathogens isolated from dairy cows on organic and conventional dairy farms.” Employed as a private milk quality consultant in Argentina.

Fernanda Hoe, M.S. January 2005. Thesis: “Antimicrobial Resistance and Clinical Outcomes of Mastitis Pathogens.” Employed by Pfizer – Brazil.

Ana Carolina Rodriguez, M. S. June 2004. Thesis: “Performance of Wisconsin Dairy Farms Enrolled in and Completing Milk Quality Teams.” Post-doctoral student at UW-Madison.

Angela Geiger, M.S. December 2002. Thesis: “Epidemiology of Campylobacter spp. on organic and conventional dairy farms.” Employed by Pfizer.

Jill Makovec, M.S. May 2002. Thesis “Antimicrobial resistance patterns of bacteria cultured from milk samples and characteristics of milk samples submitted for culture in Wisconsin from 1994 to 2001.” Employed by Learfield Communications.

Daniel Schreiner, M.S. Dec 2001. Thesis: “Biologic and Physiologic Effects of Tail Docking Dairy Cattle.” Employed by Lely as a dairy consultant.

Dr. Doug Reinemann

Thais Helena Passos Fonseca, M.S. 2010. Department: AgroEcology, Energy Analysis and Policy Certificate.

Jeannette LeBoyer, M.S. 2008. Department: Land Resources, Energy Analysis and Policy Certificate. Thesis: “Assessment of North American Regional Reanalysis Meteorological Data for Predicting Wind Energy in the Upper Midwest.”

Robert Bade, M.S. 2007. Department: Dairy Science. Thesis: “Biomechanics of teat liner interactions.”

Jennifer Hermans, M.S. 2005. Department: Land Resources, Energy Analysis and Policy Certificate. Thesis: “Integrating Bio-Fuel Production with Wisconsin Dairy Feed Requirements.”

Nate Altfeather, M.S. 2005. Department: Biological Systems Engineering, Energy Analysis and Policy Certificate. Thesis: “Potential Sustainable Energy From Wisconsin’s Forests And Effect Of Fuel Savings On Conversion To Biomass Energy In A Wisconsin School.”

Jason Helgren, M.S. 2004. Department: Biological Systems Engineering. Thesis: “Survey of Milk Quality on U.S. Dairy Farms Utilizing Automatic Milking Systems and Investigation of plasma aided surfaces modification for milk Biosensor development.”

Debora Costa, M.S. 2003. Department: Dairy Science. Thesis: “Surveys Of Milking Characteristics And Milk Quality Of Brazilian Crossbred Dairy Cows.”

John Hintgen, M.S. 2003. Department: Land Resources, Energy Analysis and Policy Certificate. Thesis: “Offshore Wind Farms In the Western Great Lakes: An Interdisciplinary Analysis Of Their Potential.”

Johna Roth, M.S. 2003. Department: Land Resources, Energy Analysis and Policy Certificate. Thesis: “Carbon Sequestration In Dane County: A Comparative Analysis Of The Scientific And Economic Feasibility Of Grasslands To Offset Power Plant Emissions.”

Misty Davis, M.S. 2000. Department: Biological Systems Engineering. Thesis: “Relationships Between Changes in the Physical Characteristics and Milking Characteristics of the Aging Milking Liner.”