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Dr. Michelle Lett

Life Sciences Instructor

Office: Galle Johnson 303J, Arkansas City Campus
Phone: 620.441.5562

Michelle LettMichelle Lett, DVM joined the Natural Sciences faculty at Cowley College in 2016. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University, and, before that, a Master of Science degree in biology from Kansas State University, in which she studied the effects of woody plant encroachment in tallgrass prairies.

Dr. Lett practiced private veterinary medicine for 3 years and then taught in a veterinary technician program for 3 years in Wyoming. Prior to joining the faculty of Cowley College, she was an assistant professor at the University of Mary in North Dakota, where she taught in the biology department for two years. She currently teaches Anatomy and Physiology and Principles of Biology for Cowley College.

In her spare time, Dr. Lett enjoys spending time on the family farm in northeast Kansas, where they farm wheat, corn, and soybeans.


  • B.S. - Biology - Washburn University
  • M.S. - Biology - Kansas State University
  • D.V.M. (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) - Kansas State University


  • Lett, M.S. and A.K. Knapp. 2005. Woody plant encroachment and removal in mesic grassland: production and composition responses of herbaceous vegetation. American Midland Naturalist 153: 217-231.
  • Lett, M.S., A.K. Knapp, J.M. Briggs, and J. M. Blair. 2004. Influence of shrub encroachment on aboveground net primary productivity and carbon and nitrogen pools in a mesic grassland. Canadian Journal of Botany 82:1363-1370.
  • Lett, M.S. and A.K. Knapp. 2003. Consequences of shrub expansion in mesic grassland: resource alterations and graminoid responses. Journal of Vegetation Science 14: 487-496.


  • AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association)
  • HAPS (Human Anatomy and Physiology Society)
  • CEA (Cowley Education Association)
  • KNEA (Kansas National Education Association)
  • NEA (National Education Association)