Baccalaureate Adjunct Faculty
M.S. in Anthrozoology from Canisius College and a M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Sage College
Professor Katrina Winsor is an Adjunct Faculty member at Unity College. She received a M.S. in Anthrozoology from Canisius College, a M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Sage College, and a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Psychology/Biology from Long Island University. She has worked professionally with animals in a wide variety of capacities for the last 20 years. Her experience ranges from rescuing, rehabilitating, and conducting research on wild marine and terrestrial animals; to training a variety of domestic, exotic, and aquatic animals for various activities. She is a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and certified behavior consultant (CBCC-KA). She is a current member of the American Psychological Association’s Human Animal Interaction Division and served as a member of the Emotional Support Animal Position Statement Committee. She is also a member of the Therapy Dog Program Steering Committee for Canine Companions for Independence, helping to develop a pilot program for therapy dog training and placement.
For the last 11 years, her professional focus has been on animal-assisted interventions. She has developed and implemented programs including animal-assisted therapy programs in a pediatric school setting, as well as activities for animal-assisted education and activities.
She is especially interested in issues that concern the welfare of animals who work alongside humans, with a particular focus on canines who engage in service and therapy work. She has conducted research designed to evaluate the impact of participating in animal-assisted activities as it relates to not only the human participants, but the human providers and animal assistants.