Gaylene Fasenko, Ph.D

Title: Associate Professor, Companion Animals

Major Field of Interest: Companion Animals and Human-Animal Interactions (HAI)


B.S., Animal Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1989

M.S., Animal Reproduction, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 1992

Ph.D., Physiology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1996

Research Interests:

Evaluating if breed characteristics and stereotypes influence peoples choice of dogs as a companion animal.

Other interests include the physiological effects of the human-companion animal bond.

Physiological and psychological benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) and Animal Assisted Activities (AAA)

Honors and Awards:

2014 Distinguished Teaching Award-College of Agriculture Consumer and Environmental Sciences, NMSU


Member of International Society of Anthrozoology (ISAZ)

Academic Advisor for NMSU Aggie P.A.W. Club (Partners for Assistance Through Work)-a club for students interested in service animals

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Dr. Gaylene Fasenko
Animal and Range Sciences
217 Knox Hall

Phone: 575-646-3402