Deborah Kochevar – Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Deborah T. Kochevar

Dr. Deborah T. Kochevar is the Dean and the Henry and Lois Foster Professor at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Prior to her appointment as dean in August 2006, Dr. Kochevar was associate dean for Professional Programs and held the Wiley Chair of Veterinary Medical Education at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She was also professor of veterinary physiology and pharmacology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, with a joint appointment in medical physiology. She was on the faculty at Texas A&M from 1987-2006 and served two stints as acting dean in 2004 and 2005.

Dr. Kochevar was graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor of arts degree in English and biology from Rice University in 1978. She received a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 1981, and a Ph.D. degree in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1987. She was a National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award Fellow in 1984-86. In the mid-1990s, she spent a year in Washington, D.C., as a Congressional Science Fellow to the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee.

Heralded as an inspiring mentor to her students, Dr. Kochevar has won many teaching awards, including the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, the Student American Veterinary Medical Association National Teaching Award in Basic Science, and the Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching at Texas A&M. She has received numerous grants for education and curriculum development and participated in educational outreach projects funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science.

Dr. Kochevar’s research focuses on pharmacology and cellular and molecular biology. She has received research grants from the American Heart Association, the United States Department of Agriculture, and corporate sponsors.

Dr. Kochevar is president of the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology and is active in the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), having chaired its Council on Education and the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates.

Dean-at-a-glance

Deborah T. Kochevar

Title:

Dean of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Academic Credentials:

B.A. in English and Biology, Rice University (1978); DVM, Texas A&M University (1981), and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in cellular and molecular biology (1987).

Tufts Affiliations:

Dr. Deborah T. Kochevar was appointed Dean and the Henry and Lois Foster Professor in Biomedical Sciences at the Cummings Veterinary School at Tufts University in August, 2006.

Notable Honors:

National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award Fellow (1984-86); Congressional Science Fellow to the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee (mid-1990s); Norden Distinguished Teacher Award; Student American Veterinary Medical Association National Teaching Award in Basic Science; the Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching at Texas A&M. She has received numerous grants for education and curriculum development and participated in educational outreach projects funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science.

Related Web Sites:

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine