New Director Named for OSR


Jessica Colpoys, assistant professor of animal science, will serve as the director for the Office of Student Research for a three-year appointment, effective May 1, 2018.

In addition to teaching courses in the Agricultural Science Department, Colpoys conducts research on animal production, behavior and welfare. She completed her Ph.D. in animal physiology at Iowa State University focusing on swine feed efficiency, behavior and welfare.

Colpoys will work with Chad Montgomery, the current OSR director, during the spring semester to allow for a smooth transition in leadership.

The OSR serves as a central resource for student research, scholarship and creative activities at Truman. It helps promote, facilitate and provide access to faculty-mentored student research across all disciplines. The OSR supports research at Truman in four areas: academic year research; summer research; external funding and grants support; publication, presentations and publicity. For more information, visit