Vice President Nominee: Joseph W. Camp, Jr.


B.S. Biology; Illinois State University, 1974
M.S. Biology/Parasitology, Illinois State University, 1977
Ph.D. Parasitology; Wake Forest University, 1980

Professional Experience:

Professor of Veterinary Parasitology, Dept. of Comparative Pathobiology,
Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine, 2003-present
Associate Director/Director, Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory, Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine, 2003-2013
Secretary of Faculties, Office of the Provost, Purdue University, 2003-present
Acting Chair Biology/Chemistry Department, Purdue University North Central (PUNC), 2002-2003
Director of the Purdue University North Central Biological Sciences Field Station, 2000-2002
Professor of Biological Sciences, 1999-2003, Department of Biology, PUNC
Associate Professor, 1990-1999, Department of Biology, PUNC
Assistant Professor, 1985-1990, Department of Biology, PUNC
Assistant Professor, 1983-1985, Mundelein College Assistant Professor, 1982-1983, Alice Lloyd College
Lecturer, 1982, Illinois Benedictine College
Postdoctoral Research Assistant, 1980-1981, University of Puerto Rico, Immunoparasitology

Additional Professional Experience:

Coordinator of the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine Animal Health/Hatch Grants, 2006-2009
Secretary of the Purdue University Senate, 2003-present
Parliamentarian of the Purdue University Senate, 2003-present

Professional Organizations:


  • Constitution and Bylaws Committee through 2018
  • Awards Committee through 2018

American Society of Parasitologists

  • Chair of the Site Selection Committee

Annual Midwest Conference of Parasitologists (have served on various committees)
Helminthological Society of Washington
Indiana Academy of Science
Phi Zeta Omicron Chapter

  • Treasurer 2008-2013

Sigma Xi

Research Interests:

Characterization of the proteome of cultured Sarcocystis neurona, the causative agent of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM); prevalence and intensity of infection with gastrointestinal nematodes of New World camelids; resistance of New World camelid gastrointestinal nematodes to anthelmintics; parasites of freshwater fishes

Awards & Honors:

Outstanding Graduate Student, Biology Department, Wake Forest University, 1979; Outstanding Undergraduate Science Teaching Award, Purdue University North Central, 1993 and 1999