CRWAD Council

2018 CRWAD Council Members (Left to Right): David Benfield (Executive Director), Christopher Chase (President), Amelia Woolums, Paul Morley, Annette O’Connor, M.M. Chengappa, Qijing Zhang (Vice President).  Not Pictured: Charles Czuprynski


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.

2018 Council Members

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

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

  • Council Member – 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

  • Past President and 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