Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

 

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Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University, a best-selling author, and a consultant/designer to the livestock industry and major fast-food restaurant companies on humane slaughtering systems and practices. Half the cattle in the United States are handled in equipment she has designed. She also created the “huge box,” a device to calm those with autism. Two books she has authored, Animals in Translation and Animals Make us Human, were New York Times bestsellers. The subject of an award-winning, 2010, biographical HBO film, Temple Grandin, she was also listed in the Time 100 list of most influential people in the world in the “Heroes” category. Grandin earned her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University and her Ph.D in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989.