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Julia Meyers-Manor

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Ripon College

Professor Julia Meyers-Manor received her bachelors in Psychology from Macalester College and her doctorate in Cognitive and Biological Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2009. After working as the dog training school director at the Animal Humane Society in the Twin Cities, she worked at Macalester College as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She now works at Ripon College as an Assistant Professor of Psychology.
Professor Meyers-Manor's research interests are in emotion and cognition in non-human animals. As a professional dog trainer, she has particular interests in understanding dog cognition as well as behavior problems. Her other primary research animals are rats. Besides empathy, she is currently researching emotional regulation aggression and self-control in both rats and dogs.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Psychology, Ripon College
  • 2012–2017
    Visiting assistant professor, Macalester College


  • 2009 
    University of Minnesota, Doctorate of Philosophy
  • 2004 
    Macalester College, Bachelor of Arts

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    Examining Heart Rate Variability in the Treatment of Aggression
    Funding Source:
    Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Professional Memberships

  • Comparative Cognition Society