Prior to reaching out to Dr. McDonald, please check out this resource list for VCU SSW students interested in Human-Animal Interaction.
1. How can I reach Dr. McDonald?
A: Dr. McDonald can be reached via email, Twitter, and LinkedIn:
Email: shelby.mcdonald @aspca.org OR CFARgroup @gmail.com
2. Can Dr. McDonald serve on my thesis/dissertation committee?
A: Yes. Dr. McDonald's current university affiliations and roles include:
-Affiliate Faculty, VCU Department of Psychology
-Affiliate Faculty, VCU School of Social Work
-Research Assistant Professor, Global Forensic and Justice Center, College of Arts, Sciences & Education, Florida International University (FIU)
Note: For students external to these institutions, Dr. McDonald considers committee involvement on a case-by-case basis.
3. Can Dr. McDonald sponsor my independent study or directed research?
A: Yes. However, this depends on your program. Dr. McDonald is only accepting paid teaching contracts at the current time.