Animal Science Department

College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Faculty and Staff

Leanne M. Berning, Ph.D.

Leanne M. Berning, Ph.D.

Office:  Bldg 10, Rm 140

Phone:  (805) 756-2697


Dr. Berning's areas of specialization include milk secretion and mastitis, as well as computer applications to communications and management. Her research interests focus on the immune response of the mammary gland to mastitis pathogens. Additionally, she is interested in analyzing milking practices and teat disinfectants that may lead to reduced incidence of mastitis and reduction of antibiotic use in the dairy operation. Her hobbies include traveling, basketball, and horses.

  • B.S.     California Polytechnic State University
  • M.S.    University of Wisconsin
  • Ph.D.  University of Maryland



2-time College of Agriculture Advisor of the Year
Alpha Gamma Rho Distinguished Professor
National ADSA Advisor of the Year
AASCARR Outstanding Teacher Award
DRC Faculty of the Year

Current Courses:

DSCI 230 General Dairy Husbandry (4)

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