Originally from Muscatine, Iowa, Jennifer Minick Bormann grew up with Shorthorn cattle and horses. She earned a Bachelor of Science in animal science from Iowa State University in 1997, a Master of Science in animal science from Oklahoma State University in 1999, and a doctorate in animal breeding and genetics from Iowa State University in 2004. She joined the faculty at Kansas State University in 2004 with a 75 percent teaching and 25 percent research appointment.
Bormann specializes in beef breeding and genetics and has worked on a number of projects, including collaborations with the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and the American Angus Association. Currently, she teaches courses for KSU in genetics, animal breeding principles, advanced animal breeding, equine genetics and introductory horse lab, and she advises undergraduate students. She is the head advisor for the KSU Pre-Vet Club.
Bormann and her husband, Dale, daughter, Kate, and son, Luke, reside south of Manhattan, Kan., with their horses and dogs.
Ph.D. in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Iowa State University, 2004
M.S. in Animal Science, Oklahoma State University, 1999
B.S. in Animal Science, Iowa State University, 1997