Dr. Susan Friedman Bio
Dr. Susan Friedman is a retired psychology professor at Utah State University who has pioneered the application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to captive and companion animals. ABA, with its roots in human learning, offers a scientifically sound teaching technology and ethical standard that can improve the lives of all learners. Students from 32 different countries have participated in Susan’s online courses, Living and Learning with Animals for Professionals. She has written chapters on learning and behavior for 3 veterinary texts and is a frequent contributor to popular magazines. Her articles appear around the world in 14 languages. Susan has presented seminars nationally and internationally for a wide variety of professional organizations such as the Association of Avian Veterinarians, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, Moorpark College Exotic Animal Training and Management program, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She has been nominated for the Media Award given by the International Association of Behavior Analysis for her efforts to disseminate to caregivers, veterinarians, animal trainers, and zookeepers the essential tools they need to empower and enrich the lives of the animals in their care. To help meet this goal, she welcomes downloading and disseminating everything on her www.behaviorworks.org website and welcomes people to visit her Facebook/behaviorworks page.