Assistant Professor of Psychology,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
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
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 using technology to enhance the zoo visitor experience and student learning in psychology courses.