Dr. James W. Kessler, Kemin senior poultry technical service manager, was named one of three Poultry Science Association (PSA) fellows at the organization’s annual meeting July 22-25, 2013, in San Diego, Calif. The title is the highest recognition PSA bestows on a member. Fellows are selected based on their professional distinction and without regard to longevity.

The award is a testament to Dr. Kessler’s contributions to the poultry science field, which includes his extensive list of publications in professional journals and the popular press.

“Working with Dr. Kessler on the Poultry Science Association Board of Directors was a pleasure and it was an honor to be on stage with him when he became a fellow,” noted PSA past-president Mike Kidd. “His service to our association has been tremendous."


Prior to joining Kemin, Dr. Kessler spent ten years as the executive director of the PSA and held key positions in the poultry industry. He holds a doctorate and Master of Science in nutrition/biochemistry from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in animal science from Ohio State University.

The PSA is a professional organization consisting of approximately 1,400 educators, scientists, extension specialists, administrators and producers who are committed to advancing the poultry industry.