My research program is focused on companion animal behavior and welfare, with a particular interest in topics related to the human-animal bond, shelter animal welfare, and the effect of age-related disease on cognitive ability. I am also interested in education research, specifically exploring methods for improved knowledge transfer and techniques that improve student learning and engagement in large class sizes.
I am a member of the Animal Behavior and Welfare Group in the Department of Animal Science.
ANS 282 – Companion Animal Biology and Management
ANS 200 E – Animal Welfare Assessment
ANS 300 E – Animal Welfare Judging
ANS 482 – Advanced Companion Animal Management (starting Spring 2021)
ANS 493 – Internship coordinator
Faculty develop new approaches to teaching, research during pandemic
Published on September 24, 2020