About Temple Grandin
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., was named by Time magazine in 2010 as one of the 100 people who most affect our world. She was honored in the heroes category for being an inspiration to people with autism, as well as for her groundbreaking work designing livestock-handling systems that reduce stress on animals.
Dr. Grandin became successful through her unique connection to animals. She is widely recognized within the animal welfare and livestock-handling industries as a pioneer in the ethical treatment of animals. She is the best-selling author of Thinking in Pictures, Animals in Translation and Humane Livestock Handling.
A world-renowned consultant in the field, Dr. Grandin has received numerous awards and recognition for her work in animal science and the humane treatment of animals. In 2010 alone, her honors included being named a Fellow by the American Society of Animal Science, receiving an honorary doctorate from Duke University, receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and being inducted into the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame. In addition, her inspirational life story was the subject of an award-winning HBO original film, Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes.
As a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for American Humane Association’s farm animal program, American Humane Certified, Dr. Grandin provides ongoing review of new research and technology, such as video monitoring, for the program’s standards and methodologies.
Dr. Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, a consultant and designer of livestock handling facilities, a best-selling author, and a much sought-after speaker.