Professor Department: Animal Science College: Agriculture and Life Sciences
Office: (979) 845-5265
Friend currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in animal behavior and management. In addition, he conducts research in animal behavior and stress physiology to provide objective information to help resolve animal welfare issues. He serves on the Institutional Agricultural Animal Care and Use Committee, and he is frequently asked to consult on issues related to animal welfare.
Friend and his students are presently conducting a project for USDA that involves studying the transportation and management of circus elephants and tigers, and determining exercise requirements for performing tigers and lions.