Meet our 2019 conference speakers

We are excited to announce Dr. Alliston Reid as our keynote speaker!

Dr. Alliston Reid received his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1981 under the supervision of Dr. John Staddon. Since 1996, he has taught at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Dr. Reid works in comparative cognition. This research has led to internationally-renown research with Chaser, the Border collie (Pilley & Reid, 2011), and the entertaining Rat Basketball tournaments on YouTube. His recent research has focused on the rules of integration of responding and environmental cues to produce adaptive patterns of behavior—such as the acquisition of behavioral skills. Visit this page to read Dr. Reid’s full biography.

Dr. Reid will discuss: “From behavior chains to behavioral skills: Animals learn more than previously expected.” Visit this page for the abstract for his talk.

Additional speakers
Ken Ramirez
Ken Ramirez
Steve White
Steve White
Alexandra Kurland
Alexandra Kurland
Jesus Rosales Ruiz
Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz
Barbara Heidenreich
Barbara Heidenreich
Emily Larlham
Emily Larlham

Dr. Joe Layng
Hannah Branigan photo
Hannah Branigan