Dr. Kirk's passion is investigating treatment outcomes, new modalities and the impact
of animals on mental health. He has mentored over 20 students as research assistance
which resulted in numerous research conferences, presentations and publications. These
efforts resulting in receiving the Dewberry Outstanding Faculty in Research award
The effects of canines on pain and stress. Currently using the physiological markers
of cortisol and alpha-amylase.
- Ph D,Educational Psychology,Oklahoma State University,,2012