Lena Luck

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Areas of Expertise
Equine
Extension
Assistant Professor
Youth Extension Equine Specialist

Education

  • Ph.D. Agriculture West Texas A&M University, 2011
  • M.S. Animal Science West Texas A&M University, 2008
  • B.S. Equine Business and Industry West Texas A&M University, 2006

Professional Experience:

  • Assistant Professor/Youth Extension Equine Specialist at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (January 2015-present)
  • Extension Assistant Professor/Equine Extension Specialist at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (January 2012 – January 2015)
  • Graduate Research Assistant / Assistant Equestrian Team Coach West Texas A&M University (June 2006 - December 2011)

Honors and Awards Received

  • 2015 – Recognition for Contributions to Students Award - Parents Association and UNL Teaching Council
  • CASNR WEEK Outstanding Academic Advising nominee, 2015
  • CASNR WEEK Outstanding Teaching nominee, 2015
  • CASNR WEEK Outstanding Academic Advising nominee, 2014
  • CASNR WEEK Outstanding Academic Advising nominee, 2013
  • 2nd Place Student Research Contest, West Texas A&M University, 2009
  • Championship Team at the NRHA Judging contest and 5th place individual NRHA Judging Contest, 2005
  • 2nd place at IHSA Regionals Intermediate Equitation over fences, 4th place IHSA Zones Intermediate Equitation over fences and 6th place equitation over fences NCAA Varsity Equestrian Championship, 2003-2004
  • 1st place at IHSA Regionals and Zones in Intermediate Equitation on the flat and IHSA National Qualifier, 2002-2003

Professional Society Memberships

  • Equine Science Society
  • American Society of Animal Science
  • National Western 4-H Roundup
  • United States Equestrian Federation
  • American Youth Horse Council

Extension Programs

  • 4-H Horse Program
  • Youth Horse Programs Work Group
  • Horse Advisory Committee
  • Adult 4-H Leader Certification Program
  • Youth 4-H Advancement Level Program
  • Online Study Courses for Advancement Level Program
  • NE Equine Webinar Series
  • Horse Adult and Youth Judges Training

Courses:

  • ASCI 252: Introduction to the Horse Industry and Management
    Semester: Fall
    Summary: Scope and role of the horse industry. Development and use of breeds, industry involvement and practices dealing with nutrition, breeding, marketing and management; selection of horses for use in breeding and/or performance based on current industry standards. Career options dealing with the horse industry.
  • ASCI 260: Basic Equitation
    Semester: Spring
    Summary: A study and application of basic equitation principles for the novice rider. Basic horse handling practices and adapting dressage maneuvers towards Western and English performance excellence is emphasized.

Referred Journal Articles

  • Thompson, C. J., Luck, L., Keshwani, J., Pitla, S., Karr-Lilienthal, L. 2017. Location on the body of a wearable accelerometer affects accuracy of data for identifying equine gaits. J. Equine Vet. Sci. http://www.j-evs.com/article/S0737-0806(17)30657-3/fulltext
  • Karr, L. K., Luck, L., D'Angelo, N. and Conner, N. 2017. Veterinary Science Career Development Event Online Study Guide Improves Student Performance. J. Extension.
  • Pulec, K. E., L. K. Karr-Lilienthal, K. P. Anderson, D. Brink, and L. M. Luck. 2016. Incorporating online interactive activities in animal science. NACTA J. 60 (1), 71-75. https://nactateachers.org/attachments/article/2369/15%20%20Pulec_NACTA%20Journal.pdf
  • Cottle, L.M. and D'Angelo, N. 2015. Online Leader Training Course: Nebraska Equine Extension Leader Certification. J. Extension. February 2015, vol. 53(1).
  • Cottle, L., Baker, L. A., DeOtte, R. E., Auvermann, B. W., Pipkin, J. L., Topliff, D. R., Blaser, B. 2013. Composting Carcass Tissue in Controlled Composting Column. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 33(5), 366.
  • Cottle, L., L. Baker, R. DeOtte, B. Auvermann, D. Parker, and J. Pipkin. 2009. Sodium pentobarbital residues in compost piles containing carcasses of euthanized equines. Proc. 21st Equine Sci.

Conference Proceedings

  • Anderson, K. P., Luck, L., Karr-Lilienthal, L. 2017. Companion animal and equine open house provides interactive recruiting opportunity. vol. 52, pp. 123-124. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. http://www.j-evs.com/article/S0737-0806(17)30328-3/fulltext Status: Published
  • Thompson, C. J., Luck, L., Keshwani, J., Pitla, S. 2017. Effect of sensor placement on acceleration data to monitor equine activity. vol. 52, pp. 65. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. http://www.j-evs.com/article/S0737-0806(17)30188-0/fulltext Status: Published
  • Thompson, C. J., Luck, L., Karr-Lilienthal, L. 2017. Impact of horse program involvement on youth on development and life skills. vol. 52, pp. 123. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science. http://www.j-evs.com/article/S0737-0806(17)30327-1/fulltext Status: Published
  • Cottle, L.M. and L. Karr-Lilienthal. 2015. Behavioral changes associated with participation in 4-H horse programs. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 35, 449-450.
  • Cottle, L.M. and K.P. Anderson, L. Karr-Lilienthal, and K. Pulec. 2015. Use of Soft Chalk technology in equine science classes to provide an interactive study tool. J. Equine Vet. Sci. 35, 450.

Extension Publications:

  • Luck, L.M. 2017. 4-H Advancement Level 2 Online Study Course – new lessons developed.
  • Luck, L.M. 2017. 4-H Advancement Level 1 Online Study Course – new lessons developed.
  • Gunderson, R. and Luck, L. 2017. Knot tying videos. 4-H Advancement Level Study Course. Series of 4 Videos. YouTube.
  • Cottle, L.M. and L.K. Karr-Lilienthal. 2015. Companion Animal and Equine School Enrichment/Afterschool Program – new lessons developed.
  • Cottle, L.M. and L.K. Karr-Lilienthal. 2014. Companion Animal and Equine School Enrichment/Afterschool Program – new lessons developed.
  • Cottle, L.M, Karr-Lilienthal, L. 2013. Improved Performance from Use of FFA Vet Science Study Website. Improved Performance from use of FFA Vet Science Study Website. Status: Published
    Primary association: Extension
  • Karr-Lilienthal, L.K. and Cottle L.M., 2013. Veterinary Science. CDE, Animal Handling Videos. Series of 10 Videos. YouTube.

Extension Presentations:

  • Luck, L., Nebraska Equine Webinar Series. Stampede. Extension, Webinar. (November 13, 2017)
  • Luck, L., Nebraska Equine Webinar Series. Horse Nutrition and developing a feed chart for advancement level 3. Extension, Webinar. (September 11, 2017)
  • Luck, L.M., Pure Nebraska. Animal Science Open House. Extension, Workshop, State, Invited. (October 20, 2017).
  • Luck, L. Judging Halter. Nebraska Horse Judging School. Extension, Workshop, State, Invited. (April 22, 2017).
  • Thompson, C., and Luck, L. Horses and Technology. Extension, Workshop, State, Invited. (March 1, 2017).
  • Luck, L., and L. Karr. Stampede and Companion Animal Challenge. Extension, Webinar. (January 10, 2017).
  • Luck, L.M., Pure Nebraska. Nebraska 4-H Horse Program. Extension, Workshop, State, Invited. (June 3, 2016).
  • Luck, L.M. Adult 4-H Horse Judging Workshop. Judging Western Horsemanship. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Animal Science, Extension, Workshop, State, Invited (February 29, March 31, and May 17, 2016).
  • Luck, L.M. and L.K. Karr-Lilienthal. C & E Afterschool Educator Workshop. Extension, Workshop, State, Invited. (August 20, 2015).
  • Cottle, L.M., Pure Nebraska. Nebraska 4-H Horse Program. Extension, Workshop, State, Invited. (June 5, 2015).
  • Cottle, L., 4-H Employee Training, UNL Extension, "Youth Horse Extension Program", Extension, Workshop, State, Invited. (April 8, 2015).
  • Cottle, L.M. Purina Horse Owner Workshop (HOW). Equine Body Condition Scoring. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Animal Science, Extension, Workshop, State, Invited. (March 7, 2015).
  • Cottle, L.M. Adult 4-H Horse Judging Workshop. Nebraska 4-H Horse Show Dress Code and Legal Bits. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Animal Science, Extension, Workshop, State, Invited. (February 3, 17 & 24, 2015).
  • Cottle, L.M. Adult 4-H Horse Judging Workshop. Judging Hunt Seat Equitation. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Animal Science, Extension, Workshop, State, Invited (February 3, 17 & 24, 2015).
  • Cottle, L., Horseman's Update. Non-traditional Feeds for Horses. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Animal Science, Extension, Workshop, State, Invited. (January 27, 2015)
  • Cottle, L., Horseman's Update. Bits and Attire: What's legal and what's not in NE 4-H. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Animal Science, Extension, Workshop, State, Invited. (January 27, 2015)
  • Cottle, L., Master Equine Manager Lecture, Iowa State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Animal Science, "Equine Feeds and Feeding", Extension, Workshop, State, Invited. (November 7, 2014).
  • Cottle, L.M. Biosecurity Efforts and Concerns in the Horse Industry. LEDRS Conference, State, Invited. (July 8, 2014).
  • Cottle, L., Animals Inside and Out. Skeletal System: Differences and Similarities between horses, humans, and companion animals. Extension, State, Invited. (May 7, 2014).
  • Cottle, L., Master Equine Manager Lecture, Iowa State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Animal Science, "Equine Feeds and Feeding", Extension, Workshop, State, Invited. (April 19, 2013).
  • Cottle, L. (Author Only), Extension in-service, University of Nebraska - Animal Science, Animal Science, "Composting and other equine carcass disposal options", Extension, Workshop, State, Invited. (February 27, 2013).