Prior to joining the University of Nebraska in July 2010, Dr. Green served as the senior director of Pfizer Animal Health overseeing global technical services for Animal Genetics, a position he had held since April of 2008. He has served on the animal science faculties of Texas Tech University (1989-1994) and Colorado State University (1994-2000), reaching the rank of full professor in 1997.
Ronnie has been recognized with a number of distinguished local, regional and national teaching and research awards for the work he led with 25 Ph.D. and M.S. students and colleagues in beef cattle breeding and genetics in those positions. From 2003-2008, Green served as the national program leader for animal production research for the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and as the executive secretary of the White House’s interagency working group on animal genomics within the National Science and Technology Council. In this role he directed a $45M annual research portfolio and was one of the principal leaders in the international bovine, porcine, and ovine genome projects.