Dr. Kelly George, PhD

Dr. Kelly George, PhD
CHAIRE Co-Director, Associate Professor - Professional Practice
102 Animal Sciences Building
Degree Information: 
PhD Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University
MA Geography, The Ohio State University
BA International Studies, The Ohio State University
Human-Animal Interactions

Dr. Kelly George is an Associate Professor – Professional Practice in the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University and the Co-director of the CFAES Center for Human-Animal Interactions Research & Education (CHAIRE). Dr. George’s research and teaching focus on the human-animal relationship and animal welfare, specifically to better understand decisions regarding societal and personal concern for animals and best practices for assessing how an animal in human care copes with its environment. She has presented at national and international conferences and has many peer-reviewed publications. She has created an animal welfare training program called, Alphabetic Welfare, and provides consulting services for organizations as they develop animal welfare programs. Additionally, Dr. George serves on the animal welfare committees of the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium (Columbus, OH, USA) and Wendy’s (Headquarters Dublin, OH, USA), and serves as chair of the Zoological Association of America’s animal welfare committee.