Gaylene Fasenko, Ph.D

Title: Associate Professor, Companion Animals

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

Education:

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 dog 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

Other:

Member of International Society of Anthrozoology (ISAZ)

Ad hoc reviewer for Journal Anthrozoos

Academic Advisor for NMSU Pre-Veterinary Medicine Club

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
Email: gfasenko@nmsu.edu