CRWAD Council

2019 CRWAD Council Members (Left to Right): David Benfield (Executive Director), Amelia Woolums, Charles Czuprynski, Annette O’Connor, Christopher Chase (President),  M.M. Chengappa, Paul Morley, Qijing Zhang (Vice President).


The governing body of the Conference of Research Workers in Animal Diseases (CRWAD) is the CRWAD Council, which consist of six council members.  There are four at-large council members, each of which is elected to a four-year term, with one at large council member elected at each annual meeting. The President and Vice-President each serve a one-year term after serving terms as at-large members of the CRWAD Council.  The Past-President serves as an ex officio advisory member of the Council for one year.

2019 Council Members

  • President – Dr. Qijing Zhang, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

  • Vice President – Dr. Amelia Woolums, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

  • Council Member – Dr. M.M. Chengappa, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

  • Council Member – Dr. Charles Czuprynski, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

  • Council Member – Dr. Annette O’Connor, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

  • Council Member – Dr. Philip Griebel, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

  • Past President – Dr. Christopher Chase, South Dakota University, Brookings, SD

  • Program Chair- Dr. Paul Morley, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

  • Executive Director – Dr. David Benfield, Ohio State University, Wooster, OH

  • Executive Assistant – Loren Harper, Ohio State University, Wooster, OH

  • Administration – Jennifer Stalley, Midwest Solutions