Robin Foster

Robin Foster, PhD

Research Professor, Psychology

BS University of Michigan 1982, Biology and Psychology

PhD University of Washington 1991, Psychology-Animal Behavior

After nearly two decades as faculty in the Psychology Department, I retired from teaching to devote more time to applied animal behavior and to become involved in animal welfare issues. Although I no longer teach courses in Tacoma, I have continued to pursue scholarly work with the title Research Professor. The work includes research on equine learning and behavior, involvement in professional organizations, and professional writing. I have also been able to apply my teaching experience to a new audience of animal trainers and veterinary professionals.