Professor, Staff Attorney
University of Denver-Graduate School of Professional Psychology Kathleen Wood, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Laura Meyer; I am a Clinical Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology, where I have taught courses in statistics and research methods since 2007. In 2017, I developed and taught a course on animal abuse evaluation and treatment. In 2018, I was the PI of an internal grant at the University of Denver, in collaboration with the university’s Schools of Social Work and Law, that focused on developing clinical competencies for animal abuse evaluations and conducting psychometric analyses of a risk assessment measure. In 2019, I co-authored a paper titled “Traumatized witnesses: Review of childhood exposure to animal cruelty,” published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. I have presented on the link between animal and human abuse (Colorado Animal Welfare Conference, 2019), collaborative responses to animal cruelty cases (Canadian Violence Link Conference, 2019), and animal protection officers’ professional stressors and training needs (American Psychological Law Society Conference, 2020).