Animal Behaviorist to speak at RU


Megan Maxwell

Megan Maxwell, animal behaviorist, will visit the Radford University campus to share the challenges and rewards of her unique career with psychology students.

Maxwell is the only board-certified animal behaviorist in Virginia. She earned her Ph.D. in psychology from West Virginia University, with a specialization in behavior analysis. At her Blacksburg-based consulting practice, she works with families whose animals might show behavior problems or training deficits.

In her presentation at RU, titled "Applied Behavior Analysis with Companion Animals: Addressing Behavior Problems and Training Deficits," Maxwell will discuss her work and how her psychology background prepares her for it.

Maxwell is a member of the Board of Professional Certification for the Animal Behavior Society, the Applied Animal Behavior research area co-coordinator for the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the blog writer for the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior.

The presentation will take place in Russell Hall 113 at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12.

Feb 3, 2015