Dr. Aubrey Fine
Dr. Aubrey Fine is a native of Montreal, Canada. He received his graduate degree from University of Cincinnati in 1982. Dr. Fine has been on the faculty at California State Polytechnic University since 1981. In 2001 Dr. Fine was presented the Wang Award given to distinguished professor within the California State University system. Aubrey has been recognized by numerous organizations for his service and dedication to children, animals and the community. In July of 2016 he received the William McCulloch Award for Excellence in HAI Education and Practice from the International Association of Human Animal Interaction Organizations, in Paris, France. Additionally, he was awarded the Educator of the Year in 1990, from the Learning Disability Association of CA as well as receiving the 2006 CA Poly Faculty Award for Community Engagement. Aubrey’s primary research interests relate to social skills training and children with ADHD, resilience in children, and the psycho-social impact of human animal interactions. Dr. Fine is the author of several books including the Our Faithful Companions, Parent Child Dance, Therapist's Guide to Learning and Attention Disorders, Fathers and Sons, The Total Sports Experience for Children, Give a Dog Your Heart, The Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy(4th edition) and Afternoons with Puppy (now in its second edition-2016). He also has had a featured monthly column in Dog Fancy Magazine on the human animal bond entitled the Loving Bond. Dr. Fine is the chair of the Human Animal Bond Advisory Committee of Pet Partners as well as the chair of the steering committee on Human Animal Interactions for the American Veterinary Medical Association.