Elizabeth LaBonty James, MS

Internship Coordinator
Lecturer
Research
Staff
Teaching

elizabeth.labonty@uky.edu
Phone (859) 257-0166
Fax (859) 323-8484

N212 Agriculture Science Building North
Lexington KY 40546

Curriculum Vitae
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Professional Profile

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Lecturer and Internship Coordinator, University of Kentucky (2009 – present)

  • Developed and instructed
    • EQM 101, Intro to the Equine Industry (F-2009, F-2010, F-2011)
      • 66, 94, & 113 students
    • GEN 100/200, Contemporary Issues in Agriculture (F-2009, S-F 2010, S-F 2011)
      • 32, 28, 31, 30, 27, & 24 students
    • EQM 399, Equine Internship (2009 – present, every semester)
          • Over 90 student
    • GEN 109 Spring 2010, Equine Careers (S-2010, S-2011)
          • 26, 29 students
    • GEN 109 Fall 2010, Equine Career Preparation & Employment Skills (F-2010, F-2011)
      • 26, 21 students
  • Advise over 40 students

Program Coordinator & Equine Instructor, Bluegrass Community College (2008 – 2009)

  • Developed and instructed
    • Intro to Equine Science, Equine Physiology, Equine Reproduction
    • Equine Lameness, Equine Bloodstock, Intro to Breaking and Training
    • General Biology
    • Authored two new Diplomas, two new courses, and one new Degree
    • Coordinated internships, internal and external service

Equine Instructor, Laramie County Community College (2005–2008)

  • Develop and instructed
    • Equine Science I & II (Internal and External Anatomy & Physiology)
    • Equine Health Management, Equine Business Law
    • Equine Reproductions, Equine Seminar, Equine Sales and Service
    • Basic Training and Management, Advanced Training Techniques
    • Green Horse Green Rider, Basic Horsemanship
    • Coordinated internships, advised students, wrote grants, served on committees
    • Co-Adviser Block and Bridle
    • Supervised and hosted state FFA and 4-H Horse Judging competitions

Teaching Assistant Fellow, Department of Animal Science, University of California- Davis (2004-2005)

  • Reproductive Physiology 121
    • Lab experience included: training 18 Angus bulls for AV semen collection; performing vasectomy and castration surgeries on live mice; collecting embryos; performing mouse IVF; and analyzing sperm morphology
    • Animal Science I & II
      • Lab experience included: handling and dissecting pregnant and non pregnant sheep, pig, and cattle tracts; and slaughtered sheep and pig carcasses

PRESENTATIONS

  • Speaker, Jefferson County 4-H Awards Banquet (2011)
  • Presented, “2010 Kentucky Equine Youth Festival: How to create an Event that will bring 6,000 people”, ESS (2011)
  • Poster Presentation, “Collaboration in Action: Equine Business meets Science”, NAEAA (2011)
  • Presented, “Resumes, Cover Letters, & Thank You Cards” UK Equine Career Fair (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Poster Presentation Accepted, “When Two Worlds Collide: Examining the role of internships in building effective relationships between equine academics and the equine industry.” NAEAA (2010)
  • Presented, “From Balance to Riding” Kentucky 4-H Volunteer Forum, February (2010)
  • Guest Lecturer, “Cardiovascular, Nervous, Respiratory, Muscular Systems”; “Equine Health and First Aid”; “Equine Digestive System” Bluegrass Community College (2009)
  • Guest Lecturer, “Infectious Agents: Bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi” EQM 351 (2009)
  • Presented, “Factors affecting gestation length in Thoroughbred mares” (Davies et. al., 2002), UC Davis, (2004)
  • Guest Lecturer, “Performance Enhancement Drugs : What’s legal and what lies ahead” Farm Manager’s Club Meeting, Lexington KY (2003)
  • Guest Lecturer, “Time Management” University Foundations 101, University of Nebraska – Lincoln (2001)

Education

Masters of Science, University of California-Davis, June 2006

  • Discipline: Animal Biology
  • Specialization: Equine Reproductive Physiology, Animal Assisted Therapy

Bachelors of Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, December 2002

  • Major: Animal Science
  • Specialization: Breeding and Genetics

Artificial Insemination Certification, ABS Global, 2002

Areas of Interest

advisor, equine education, equine science and management degree, undergraduate education