Lisa Gunter

Lisa Gunter, MA, PhD, CPDT-KA is research fellow at Arizona State University in the Department of Psychology and conducts her research in the Canine Science Collaboratory with Clive Wynne. Prior to earning her doctorate at Arizona State University in 2018, Lisa worked for nearly a decade with dogs, both those living in animal shelters and with their owners. The goal of Lisa’s research is to better the lives of shelter dogs. To this aim, she has investigated the perceptional influence of breed labels, what breeds and breed mixes are present in animal shelters, post-adoption interventions focused on owner retention, temporary fostering of dogs awaiting adoption, and identifying behavioral indicators of welfare for kenneled dogs. She has published her research in scientific journals and presented her findings at numerous conferences.