I am an associate professor in the Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation and Anthrozoology departments at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY, and I direct the Anthrozoology Master’s program. My research examines factors that contribute to the success of humans’ relationships with companion animals, particularly dogs. I have taught the following courses at Canisius College:

Applied Animal Behavior
Canine Evolution, Behavior and Cognition
Research Methods in Animal Behavior (with lab)
Shelter Behavior

Human-Animal Interactions in Puerto Rico
Psychology of the Human-Animal Bond
Research Methods in Anthrozoology
Shelters, Rescues, and Pounds
Thesis Supervision