Position: Core Group
Meredith has studied animal behavior at Zoo
Atlanta, the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park, and The Maryland Zoo in
Baltimore. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Franklin
& Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she teaches
statistics, learning, and an interdisciplinary course in animal welfare. Her
two primary research interests are animal social relationships and how captive
environments affect animal behavior. She has studied species ranging from
orangutans to big cats, and is currently working on projects observing
chimpanzees, squirrel monkeys, giraffe, otters, and sitatunga.
Meredith received her BS in Biology and Religion
from Duke University, and her MS and PhD in Experimental Psychology with a Biology minor from Georgia Institute of Technology. She
first became involved with The Shape of Enrichment while serving as head of the
Behavioral Husbandry Committee at Zoo Atlanta in the late 1990s and is excited
to be a member of the Shape Core Group!
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