Visiting Professor, School of Behavior Analysis
I received my Ph.D. in Psychology (minors in Neuroscience and Animal Behavior) from Indiana University, where I worked with the Indianapolis and Cincinnati Zoo. I received my M.S. in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas, where I founded and was President of the Organization for Reinforcement Contingencies with Animals (ORCA). Most of my past and current work involves conducting research on the behavioral welfare of captive exotic animals found in zoos and aquariums. I have worked with close to 50 species of animals, with a particular focus on marine animals, carnivores, and primates. I am a past National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Fellow at the Woodland Park Zoo, and Affiliate Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at UW.