Dr. Amanda Fales-Williams, professor of veterinary pathology, has been appointed the chair of the Department of Veterinary Pathology effective Nov. 1, 2019.
Fales-Williams is the inaugural holder of the Tyrone D. Artz M.D. Chair for Teaching Excellence in the College of Veterinary Medicine. She is the recipient of multiple teaching and advising awards at both the college and university level including the 2019 ISU Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching.
Active both in the department and college as well as off-campus, Fales-Williams has served as the chair of the CVM Governance Council and she is currently the president of the Iowa Veterinary Medical Association.
She has been serving as the department's interim chair after Dr. Joe Haynes, professor of veterinary pathology, stepped down from the position he had held since 2011.