At Canisius College, I was the founder of the following academic programs. As the initial Chair/Director, I managed all aspects of curriculum development, staffing, and student recruitment for these programs. In all, they now serve more than 250 students per year.
|The Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation undergraduate major at Canisius College is a unique program combines a strong emphasis on science with a thorough grounding in animal welfare. It is designed for students who want to thoroughly understand animals, and who also want to leave the world a better place for them. Click here to learn more.|
|The Anthrozoology Master’s Program at Canisius College is the only one of its kind in the US. In this program, graduate students explore all aspects of human-animal relations. Click here to learn more.|
|The Animal Behavior Minor allows undergraduate students from other disciplines to pursue a concentration in animal behavior. Students from a dozen other majors pursue this option. Click here to learn more.|
|The Zoo Biology Minor provides undergraduates with a thorough preparation for careers in zoos and aquaria. It combines academic coverage of biology, behavior, and welfare with on-site practical in ways that prepare students with a full understanding of zoo animal management. Click here to learn more.|
|The Anthrozoology Minor is for undergraduate students who wish to supplement their undergraduate students with a concentration on human-animal studies. Click here to learn more.|
|The Neuroscience Minor allows Biology and Psychology undergraduates to concentrate on the biological mechanisms that underlie behavior and cognitive process in animals and humans. Click here to learn more.|
|I also contribute courses to the Biology department curriculum. This department is one of the premiere centers of excellence at Canisius College. My contributions focus on the neuro-endocrine mechanisms that underlie reproductive behavior. Click here to learn more.|