Faculty & Staff

Laura White

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Title: Assistant Professor

Major Field of Interest: Pedagogy, Higher order thinking and Equine Nutrition and Growth

E-mail Address: lmwhite@nmsu.edu

Office Phone: 575-646-5595


B.S. Texas A&M University, 2004

M.S. University of Georgia, 2006

Ph.D. Clemson University, 2009

Courses Taught:

ANSC 103 - Introductory Horse Science

ANSC 265 - Horse Evaluation

ANSC 289 - Management of Equine Operations

ANSC 335 - Advanced Horse Evaluation

ANSC 415 - Horse Science and Management

ANSC 488/588 - Equine Nutrition and Exercise Physiology


Investigation of cognition level of instruction and learning styles in Animal Science courses, including exploration of techniques to induce higher order thinking in students. Other interests include efficient utilization of nutrients in the hindgut of the horse, utilizing digestibility markers in the horse, changes to the equine digestive track and metabolism as a result of ageing, and the effects of arginine on exercise parameters in the athletic horse.