Angela Kelling

Angela Kelling, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3488
Office: Bayou 2617-14


Angela Kelling is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at University of Houston-Clear Lake. She earned her doctorate in experimental psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Kelling's main research interests are animal welfare and learning (formal and informal). She has focused research on improving the lives of animals in captivity through enrichment, training, environmental design, and basic research. Her dissertation explored the relationship between cortisol and stereotypic swaying in African elephants at Zoo Atlanta. Other interesting projects include color vision in giant pandas, pacing in lions and tigers, and food preference in pandas and elephants. Recent research has also explored student assessment and retention, human stress and sleep deprivation, and ways to enhance outcomes for shelter dogs.