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
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
Academic Advisor for NMSU Aggie P.A.W. Club (Partners for Assistance Through Work)-a club for students interested in service animals
Dr. Gaylene Fasenko
Animal and Range Sciences
217 Knox Hall