Eaton-Stull publishes paper with Shiller


Nov. 29, 2023

Yvonne Eaton-Stull, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of social work, wrote a case study and co-authored a research paper with an SRU alumna that were published in academic journals.

Eaton-Stull's case study titled, “Animal Welfare for Therapy Dogs in Correctional Settings,” was published in the CABI: Animal Behaviour and Welfare Cases. The study theorized that, like humans, therapy dogs may experience anxiety when visiting jails or locked facilities, and such physical and emotional safety of therapeutic animals should be considered just as closely as they are for humans.

Eaton-Stull also co-authored an article with Makenzie Shiller, a 2023 SRU graduate, titled, “Animal-assisted crisis response: Characteristics of canine handlers and their canine partners,” that was published in CABI: Human-Animal Interactions. The article is based on recent research with animal-assisted crisis response handlers who provide support following crises and disasters. Shiller earned bachelor’s degrees in social work and criminology and criminal justice.