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2018 Dissertations

Alexander, S. D. (2018). People, Primates, and Peace: A Case Study in Barbary Macaque Ethnoprimatology and Interdisciplinary Conservation in the Rif Mountains Of Morocco (Doctoral dissertation, The University of Alabama).

Altaai, N. M. B. (2018). Ecocriticism and Literature: The Implications of Environmental Degradation in Iraq in Two Contemporary American Plays (Doctoral dissertation, State University of New York at Binghamton).

Ammerman, S. M. (2017). The Evolution of Animals through Domestication and other Human Relationships: An Animal-Centered Approach (Doctoral dissertation, UCLA).

Backman, C. (2018). SNAKES, LIZARDS, TORTOISES? (Doctoral dissertation, Colorado State University).

Bennett, P. A. (2018). The Globally Manufactured Mosquito: Creating a Public Health Technology in Key West, Florida (Doctoral dissertation, State University of New York at Binghamton).

Bentley, A. (2018). Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy: From a neuropsychoanalytic perspective, how can the horse-human bond assist the repair of early relational trauma that has lead to insecure attachment? A hermeneutic literature review (Doctoral dissertation, Auckland University of Technology).

Blanchett, M. (2018). Investigating the use of GIS for monitoring visitor effects and enclosure use of captive birds in a mixed species, free-ranging aviary at Lowry Park Zoo, Tampa FL (Doctoral dissertation).


Brown, B. R. (2018). The Relationship between Pet-Owner Satisfaction and Loyalty: The Mediating Role of Communication (Doctoral dissertation, Wilmington University (Delaware)).

Cable, A., & Pulcini, B. (2018). Therapy Dog Handler Perspectives on Animal-assisted Therapy with Children (Doctoral dissertation, Utica College).

Clark, B. (2018). Outcomes of Dog-Assisted Therapy for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Doctoral dissertation).

Comartin, K. P. (2018). Is Man’s Best Friend a Best Practice in Public Education? Animal-Assisted Interventions in Classrooms and School-Based Therapeutic Settings (Doctoral dissertation, Alliant International University).

Condon, M. D. (2018). Animal Assisted Therapy for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Parent Perspectives (Doctoral dissertation).

Connon, C. (2018). What’s the Beef With Veganism? an Experimental Approach to Measuring Attitude Change After Documentary Exposure (Doctoral dissertation, The Florida State University).

Defibaugh, A. L. (2018). An Examination of the Death and Dying of Companion Animals (Doctoral dissertation, Temple University).

Diamond-Lenow, C. E. (2018). Boundary Affects: Race, Gender, Sex, and Species in the US” War on Terror” (Doctoral dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara).

Doubleday, K. F. (2018). Rewilding expectations: human-environmental relations in context of apex predator reintroduction in Rajasthan, India (Doctoral dissertation).

Evans, M. (2018). The paragon of animals: anthropocentrism and human origins (Doctoral dissertation, University of Southampton).

Farbotko, M. (2018). ” It Was All Started by a Mouse”-Examining Animal Representations in Modern Disney Films (Doctoral dissertation, Dartmouth College).

Fahey, S. T. (2018). A Study of Factors that Influence a Horse Owner’s Veterinary Treatment Purchasing Decisions (Doctoral dissertation, Colorado State University).

Ferrier, K. R. C. (2018). Becoming the centaur: developing non-dominant human-horse relationships in Yorkshire (Doctoral dissertation, University of St Andrews).

Foright, N. M. (2018). The Horse: A Driving Force for the Lifestyle of Grooms (Doctoral dissertation, Eastern Kentucky University).

Fuchs, S. J. (2018). Mental Health, Practice-Related Stressors, and Job Satisfaction Of Veterinary Technicians in Nevada (Doctoral dissertation).

Garriga-López, A. (2018). A Critical Analysis of the Epistemological Framework of Human-Animal Interaction in Favor Of a Psychosocial Theoretical Approach (Doctoral dissertation, Kalamazoo, Mich.: Kalamazoo College.).

Gatarek, B. D. (2018). Animals Are Us: Applying the Common Ingroup Identity Model to Humane Education. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Windsor.

Greening, C. (2018). A Critical Analysis of the Epistemological Framework of Human-Animal Interaction in Favor Of a Psychosocial Theoretical Approach (Doctoral dissertation, Kalamazoo, Mich.: Kalamazoo College.).

Grimes, K. N. (2018). Veterans’ experiences of natural horsemanship: a phenomenological investigation (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).

GRUBER, M. (2018). Hunters and Guides: Multispecies Encounters between Humans, Honeyguide Birds and Honeybees. African Study Monographs (2018), 39(4): 169-187.

Gunter, L. (2018). Understanding the Impacts of Breed Identity, Post-Adoption and Fostering Interventions, & Behavioral Welfare of Shelter Dogs (Doctoral dissertation, Arizona State University).

Harter, J. P. (2019). Your Best Friend: Dogs Attachment and Relationship Satisfaction (Doctoral dissertation, Alliant International University).

Hebert, M. A. (2018). Experiencing The Human-Companion Animal Bond: Are Pets Considered Family? (Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Fresno).

Hertz, N. (2018). Non-Human Factors: Exploring Conformity and Compliance with Non-Human Agents (Doctoral dissertation, George Mason University).

Hughes, B. (2018). Perceptions of Students, Faculty, and Staff Concerning Visitation Dogs on College Campuses (Doctoral dissertation, West Virginia University).

Isenstein, S. (2018). Man’s Best Friend is a Therapist’s Best Friend: How the Presence of a Dog Influences Therapists and Others’ Perceptions of Them (Doctoral dissertation).

Justice, C. (2018). Ichthyoliteracy: How Fish and Fisheries Influence Human Literacy (Doctoral dissertation, University of Maryland, Baltimore County).

Kahler, J. S. (2018). The Situational Prevention of Wildlife Poaching in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park, Sumatra, Indonesia (Doctoral dissertation, Michigan State University).

Kalkoske, S. T. (2018). The Academic and Social-emotional Effects of Classroom Service Dogs/Specialized Therapy Dogs with Handlers on Student Learning and Behavior in K-12 Special Education Students in Emotional/Behavioral Disordered Placements as Perceived by their Teachers (Doctoral dissertation, Brandman University).

Kanne, K. S. (2018). Becoming Equestrian: People and Horses in Bronze Age Hungary (Doctoral dissertation, Northwestern University).

Kruger, A. K. (2018). A Recursive Frame Analysis of Trauma-Focused Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy Sessions (Doctoral dissertation, Our Lady of the Lake University).


Leary, A. (2018). Fetch! An Interactive Exhibition Exploring the Unique Relationship Between Humans and Dogs (Doctoral dissertation, The George Washington University).

Marscher, S. L. (2018). Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Elementary Schools: An Exploratory Study of the Use of Animal Assisted Therapy to Provide Alternative Care (Doctoral dissertation, William James College).

McAbee, L. J. (2018). ” Menagerie to Me/My Neighbor Be”: Exotic Animals and AmericanConscience, 1840-1900 (Doctoral dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

McDermott, M. P. (2018). Veterinary communication skills and training in the United Kingdom and the United States of America (Doctoral dissertation, University of Nottingham).

Mckenzie, J. (2018). A review of academically substantiated guidelines for designing honey bee habitat in residential yards (Doctoral dissertation, Lincoln University).

Moore, S. (2018). From Magazines to Twitter Memes: The Visual Methods of Animal Activist Social Movements 1860-2018 (Doctoral dissertation).

Morris, G. (2018). Identity Conflicts and Emotional Labour in the Veterinary Profession (Doctoral dissertation, University of Westminster).

Morrow, K. (2018). Risky Business: Causes and Conservation Implicationsof Human-Moor Macaque (Macaca maura) Interactions inSouth Sulawesi, Indonesia (Doctoral dissertation, San Diego State University).

Murnan, S. B. (2018). Educator Perceptions of Exotic Classroom Pets Supporting Student Behavior: An Exploratory Qualitative Case Study (Doctoral dissertation, University of Phoenix).

Nagel, S. (2018). Redefining Shelter: Fostering Human/Canine Relationships Through a New Typology (Doctoral dissertation).

O’Connor, J. B. (2018). A Qualitative Case Study of Teacher Perceptions of the Motivation of Students in Humane Education (Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University). the prevalence of animal cruelty during adolescence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

O’Connor, J. B. (2018). A Qualitative Case Study of Teacher Perceptions of the Motivation of Students in Humane Education (Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University).

Parish-Plass, N. (2018). The Influence of Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy on the Establishment of the Therapeutic Alliance with Maltreated Children in Residential Care (Doctoral dissertation, University of Haifa).

Paterson, A. D. (2018). Anishinaabeg Kinship Diplomacy and Animal Nations: A Critical Review of Political Leadership (Doctoral dissertation, University of Winnipeg).

Pawlak, P. (2018). The spatial politics of veganism:” moral branding” in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (Doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia).

Powalski, C. M. (2018). Equine Assisted Psychotherapy: A Transformational Path to Emotional Wellness for US (Doctoral dissertation, Brandman University).

Rahner, M. (2018). Insecure Attachments in Dogs and Interpreting Human Social Signals (Doctoral dissertation).

Reilly, M. (2018). The Lived Experience of Grief After the Death of a Long-Term Companion Animal (Doctoral dissertation, Antioch University).

Rice, B. M. (2018). Youth Perceptions of Equine Welfare Among Common Horse-Human Interactions (Doctoral dissertation, Purdue University).

Rule, S. L. (2018). Affecting Animals: Interspecies Attachments in Modernist Literature (Doctoral dissertation, Michigan State University).

Sider, K. (2018). Communicating in Silence:(Re) balancing Human/Animal Dynamics through Performance (Doctoral dissertation).

Simonetti, D. J. (2018). Pet & Pray: The Transforming Power of Grace and Communion through God’s Beloved Creatures (Doctoral dissertation, University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary).


Sommers, L. E. (2018). How Does the Presence of a Live Animal Affect the Millennial Generation’s Attitudes towards Zoos and Species Conservation? (Doctoral dissertation, The Ohio State University).

Stevenson, R. (2018). Men’s Voices: Masculinities, Companion Animals, and Intimate Relationships (Doctoral dissertation, University of Windsor).

Stickley, S. C. (2018). Proximal and Distal Pet Ownership and its Effect on Stress Symptoms (Doctoral dissertation, Southeastern Louisiana University).

Tan, D. S. (2018). The history of Koi aquaculture in Singapore from 1965 to the present: translating translocated scientific knowledge from Japan into biosecurity (Doctoral dissertation).

Thomas, A. J. (2018). Examining the Effects of Animal Assisted Interventions on Therapeutic Alliance and Anxiety (Doctoral dissertation, Western Carolina University).

Turkington, E. (2018). Blubbering on: representations of whale identity in literature, film, and science (Doctoral dissertation, Laurentian University of Sudbury).

Vander Kelen, A. L. (2018). Cat Got Your Tongue? A Discourse Analysis of Feral Cat Management in Chicago, Illinois (Doctoral dissertation, Northeastern Illinois University).

Wade, S. J. (2018). Species of Wonder: Human-Animal Relations in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture (Doctoral dissertation, UCL (University College London)).

Welsh-Griffin, H. S. (2018). Reading to Dogs: Effects on Student Oral Reading Fluency, Comprehension, and Reading Motivation (Doctoral dissertation, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing).

Williams, J. H. (2018). The relationships between older, physically impaired men and their pets. Doctoral dissertation.

Wright, S. L. (2018). The relationship between pet attachment, perceived stress and life satisfaction: An online survey (Doctoral dissertation, Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University).

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