Shannon E. Pratt Phillips is an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Science at North Carolina State University. She teaches in the field of general equine science and equine nutrition, both via traditional face-to-face classes and online. She conducts research in the field of glucose metabolism, insulin resistance and obesity in horses. Pratt Phillips received her B.S. (1997) from the University of Guelph, her M.S. (1999) from the University of Kentucky and her Ph.D. (2005) from the University of Guelph. She is a member of the Equine Science Society, North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, American Society of Animal Science and the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, and she is the Past-President of the American Academy of Veterinary Nutrition.