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K-State Today

January 13, 2017



Derek Mosier new interim head of diagnostic medicine and pathobiology

By Joe Montgomery

Derek Mosier

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University has appointed Derek Mosier as the interim head of the diagnostic medicine and pathobiology department. 

Mosier takes over for M.M. Chengappa, who stepped down as department head in December 2016 after 18 years serving the college in that capacity.

"Dr. Mosier will provide leadership and expertise to the department through the vast experience he brings into the position," said Tammy Beckham, dean of the college. "Dr. Mosier has been a leader in this college by serving on and chairing many committees. In addition, he is a recognized leader in veterinary pathology and has served in various roles representing the college in national organizations. I am excited that both Dr. Mosier's leadership and expertise can serve the diagnostic medicine and pathology department moving forward."

Mosier earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at K-State in 1978. He followed with a master's degree in physiological science in 1982 and a doctorate in pathology in 1985, both from Oklahoma State University. He has been a professor of pathology in the diagnostic medicine and pathobiology department at K-State since 1990.

Mosier received the Norden Distinguished Teaching Award in 1990, 1994 and 2005. He received the Bayer Animal Health Teaching Excellence Award in 2008 and 2012, and the Student American Veterinary Medical Association Award for Teaching Excellence in the Basic Sciences in 1990. The K-State Alumni Association recognized Mosier with its Dr. Ron and Rae Iman Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009. He received the E.R. Frank Award from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.

Mosier was board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and he has served as the organization's secretary/treasurer from 2005-2009, as president-elect from 2009-2010 and president from 2010-2011. He was the president of the Phi Zeta national chapter from 1998-2001, and he is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Mosier and his wife, Jessica Green, have one son, Benjamin.