Lab Members

Lab Director

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Joshua Plotnik, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Hunter College, City University of New York

B.S., Animal Science, Cornell University (2004)
M.A., Psychology, Emory University (2006)
Ph.D., Psychology, Emory University (2010)
email: joshua.plotnik(at)hunter.cuny.edu


Students

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Dalia Miller

M.A. student, Animal Behavior and Conservation Program

B.S., International Relations, Goucher College (2011)
Master’s thesis: demographics of crop-raiding elephants in two Thai national parks

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Ariel Lombardo Aghishian

M.A. student, Animal Behavior and Conservation Program

B.A., Psychology, Wright State University (2015)
Master’s thesis: cat contagious yawning and induced relaxed states

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Elizabeth Krisch

M.A. student, Animal Behavior and Conservation Program

B.S., Environmental Policy, Institutions & Behavior (2016)
Companion Animal Science (minor), Rutgers University
Master’s thesis: horses, experimenter reliability and object-choice tasks

 

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Andrew Michalski
M.A. student, Animal Behavior and Conservation Program

B.S., Environmental Science (2014), Fordham University
Master’s thesis: Morality and perceptions of animal intelligence

 

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Joshua DiPaola
M.A. student, Animal Behavior and Conservation Program

B.S., Finance (minor: economics) (2010), Fordham University
Master’s thesis: Pangolin cognition in Thailand