Listed below are Dr. Johny’s courses, either taught, co-taught or guest lectured over an academic year.

ANSC 1201 – Backyard Chickens: Science and Practice Online (Instructor), 3 credits


This course is designed to meet the needs of students interested in understanding and/or rearing backyard chickens from a scientific perspective. This course encompasses 6 modules [(1) basic biology and behavior (2) selection (3) housing (4) nutrition (5) management and (6) diseases as it relates to chickens]. Student participation includes 1. Listen/learn from short video lectures and/or PPT presentations online, 2. successfully complete 1 (peer-reviewed) writing an assignment, 3. Successfully complete 1 video case study (administered in four parts to the student), 4. Participate in 2 online discussions, and 5. Successfully complete two timed exams (administered online). A Moodle website has been specifically designed as a platform for all activities associated with the teaching of this course. Presentation of video lectures, other uploaded videos, discussions, and group activities are facilitated and/or delivered and evaluated completely online.

ANSC 3555/5555 – Applied Livestock & Poultry Microbiology Lab (Instructor), 2 credits


This applied microbiology laboratory course is intended to provide a theoretical basis and hands-on experience to students on major pathogenic bacteria colonizing livestock and domestic poultry. This course will provide skills to the students who seriously consider farm animal and poultry microbiology research and/or teaching in their careers. Pathogenic bacteria in livestock and poultry such as Listeria monocytogenes, Escherichia coli O157: H7, and Salmonella, fungal microorganisms (Aspergillus), and beneficial microorganisms such as Lactobacillus, will be discussed. In addition, the course will introduce feed testing methods (Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) methodology), common antibacterials/antibiotics used for decontamination and disinfection, and the emerging alternatives to antibiotics with a perspective on bacterial antibiotic resistance. In a flipped classroom format, the students will gather necessary information provided by the instructor, listen to short lectures on the methods and mechanisms, participate in demonstrations, and apply it in a typical BSL2 laboratory set up under supervision.

ANSC 3609 – Business Planning for Animal Enterprises (Co-Instructor), 2 credits


This synthesis-level undergraduate course is a required course for Animal Production Systems majors. The purpose of the class is to introduce the non-species components of animal production systems such as information management, operation and personnel management, finances and marketing, nutrient cycling and manure management. In addition, the economic and global forces acting on the animal industries today, including animal well-being, are being discussed. Agplan, a web-based farm business planning software, is being used as a template for the course. I co-instruct this course with Dr. Samuel Baidoo.

CFAN 4801H – Honors Thesis (Advising upon request)


ANSC 4096 – Professional Internship (Instructor), 1-3 credits


Course Syllabus

Learning Agreement form

ANSC 4009W – Undergraduate Research Thesis (Advising upon request)

Undergraduate thesis research

ANSC 8594 – Research in Animal Science 


ANSC 1511 – Food Animal Products for Consumers (Guest Lecturer)

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