Dr. Lisa Karr-Lilienthal is an assistant professor in Companion Animal Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She received a bachelor's degree in Agriculture from Illinois State University and then received her master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in Companion Animal Nutrition. Her research has focused on nutrition of dogs, cats, and other non-ruminant animals. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she advises students and teaches undergraduate courses, including Introduction to Companion Animals, Human-Companion Animal Interactions, Companion Animal Nutrition, and Companion Animal Behavior. She also serves as the adviser to the student group, Students for Education of Companion and Exotic Animals. She oversees and develops extension and outreach programming related to companion animal care and management.
Dr. Karr-Lilienthal is married and has one daughter. In addition, she shares her home with three dogs, Prince, Paige, and Kate; a rabbit, Daisy; and a crested gecko, George. She also serves on the board of directors for Domesti-PUPS, a nonprofit group that trains service and therapy dogs to be used in school and nursing home visits.