1752Leonard L. lovshin jr. came to auburn as a doctoral student in 1968 following service as a peace corps volunteer in togo, west africa. upon completion of his doctorate in 1972 he accepted a position as chief of party with the auburn project in brazil where he helped promote aquaculture research until 1979. he also served as project leader in panama from 1981-1984 and returned to brazil as a fulbright scholar in 1997. while on campus he taught courses in hatchery management (1985-1988), principles of aquaculture (1981, 1996, 1999-2003), aquaculture production  (1988-1996), and introduction to fisheries science (2001-2003). He directed the Master of Aquaculture program from (1988-1996).  He has published widely about the production of tilapia and been on the forefront of auburn’s international aquaculture program. he retired in 2003. After his retirement, he continued to work in the department assisting with the development and maintenance of departmental web sites. He helped develop the extension / outreach ALEARN website. Len was also instrumental in the development of the departmental publications, media, reports and theses and dissertations databases.