Featured Speakers

Roy Schultz Lectureship Series

The Roy Schultz Lectureship Series was established through a generous gift by Dr. Roy Schultz (ISU DVM ’60, MS ’81) and his wife, Jan (ISU BA ’59). Roy, an internationally renowned swine practitioner, and Jan have requested that the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine provide high-quality educational opportunities for college faculty and Iowa practitioners to enhance swine practice and the delivery of quality veterinary services to the swine industry. This Lectureship series is designed to facilitate these efforts.

Roy is the embodiment of Iowa State University’s Science with Practice motto. In the face of mounting losses associated with an emerging respiratory disease- Haemophilus pleuropneumonia (now APP), Roy took several years from his practice to characterize the disease, clinical and pathologic lesions, and to investigate control and mitigation strategies that would benefit his clients. In the process, he provided leading edge information on this disease for the research and practice communities.

This year’s Roy Schultz Lectureship speaker is:

Dr. Ryan Brook
Associate Professor, Animal and Poultry Science, Indigenous Land Management Institute at the University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Ryan Brook is the theme leader for Aboriginal Peoples and the Environment in the Indigenous Land Management Institute, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal and Poultry Science. He was raised in a farm east of Winnipeg.





Dr. Jordan Gebhardt
Assistant Professor, Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology at Kansas State University

Dr. Jordan Gebhardt is a native of west Michigan and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Michigan State University in 2014 and a PhD in Applied Swine Nutrition and DVM both from Kansas State University in 2019. Jordan is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Diagnostic Medicine/Pathobiology at Kansas State University where he has a primary research appointment and is heavily involved in graduate student training. He works closely with the KSU Feed Safety Research and Applied Swine Nutrition teams. The mission of both teams involves training future professionals in the swine industry by developing and disseminating knowledge to benefit pork producers.