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El Samuels
Position: Lecturer
Campus Affiliation: College of Staten Island
Phone: 718.982.4130
Room Number: Building 3S Room 202
Office Hours: 500
Degrees/Diplomas: PhD, MS, BS
Research Interests: Statistical Analyses, Psychometrics & Experimental Psychology, and Prosocial Development
Professional Interests:
Research
  • Executive functioning and resilience—especially among disadvantaged children & adolescents
  • Development of prosocial behaviors—especially among disadvantaged children and through humane education & mentorship programs
  • Research design & analyses—especially multilevel modeling and path analysis
  • Traditional and modern psychometric analyses—especially robust differential item functioning and instrument creation, testing, & calibration
Teaching
  • Statistics & Psychometrics
  • Experimental Design
  • Child & Adolescent Psycho-Social Development
Recent Publications: Complete list of my work is in my curriculum vitæ

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters & Encyclopædia Articles
  • Meers, L., Normando, S., Samuels, W. E., & Ödberg, F. O. (2013). Caged animals. In Y. Jing (Ed.), Prisons and Prison Systems: Practices, Types and Challenges. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Samuels, W. E. , Meers, L., Coultis, D., & Normando, S. (2009). Blood sports and animals. Encyclopædia of Human-Animal Relationships: A Global Exploration of Our Connections with Animals, 2nd Ed, M. Bekoff and J. Nystrom (Eds.), Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
  • Meers, L., Samuels, W. E., Normando, S., Degeest, S., & Ödberg, F. O. (2007). Dolphin-assisted interventions & animal-assisted interventions: Possibilities and caveats. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University Press. Booklet created in conjunction with the Mundomar Conference on Ethology and Animal Behaviour, Benidorm, Spain, May 18, 2007.
  • Samuels, W. E., Meers, L., & Coultis, D. (2007). Animals in Space. Encyclopædia of Human-Animal Relationships: A Global Exploration of Our Connections with Animals, M. Bekoff and J. Nystrom (Eds.), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Samuels, W. E., Coultis, D., & Meers, L. (2007). Biophilia. Encyclopædia of Human-Animal Relationships: A Global Exploration of Our Connections with Animals (pp. 121 – 123), M. Bekoff and J. Nystrom (Eds.), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Meers, L., Coultis, D., & Samuels, W. E. (2007). History of animal-assisted therapy. Encyclopædia of Human-Animal Relationships: A Global Exploration of Our Connections with Animals (pp. 1 – 3), M. Bekoff and J. Nystrom (Eds.), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Samuels, W. E. (2007). Humane education: How to nurture empathy in children. Encyclopædia of Human-Animal Relationships: A Global Exploration of Our Connections with Animals (pp. 680 – 683), M. Bekoff and J. Nystrom (Eds.), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Samuels, W. E. , Meers, L., & Coultis, D. (2007). Blood sports and animals. Encyclopædia of Human-Animal Relationships: A Global Exploration of Our Connections with Animals (pp. 1317 – 1322), M. Bekoff and J. Nystrom (Eds.), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
  • Samuels, W. E. & Frey, S. (2007). Animal conservationists. Encyclopædia of Human-Animal Relationships: A Global Exploration of Our Connections with Animals (pp. 263 – 266), M. Bekoff and J. Nystrom (Eds.), Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.
Books
  • Meers, L., Samuels, W. E., Ödberg, F. O., & Normando, S. (2019). Animal-Assisted Interventions. Volume 6: Methods and Materials. University Press, Zelzate, pp. 150. ISBN pending.
  • Meers, L., Samuels, W. E., Ödberg, F. O., & Normando, S. (2019). Animal-Assisted Interventions. Volume 5: How do I get started? University Press, Zelzate, pp. 155. ISBN pending.
  • Meers, L., Samuels, W. E., Ödberg, F. O., & Normando, S. (2015). Animal-Assisted Interventions. Volume 4: Animal selection and training. University Press, Zelzate, pp. 149. ISBN-13: 978-9461970589
  • Meers, L., Samuels, W. E., Ödberg, F. O., & Normando, S. (2013). Animal-Assisted Interventions. Volume 3: Animal management, housing and handling. University Press, Zelzate, pp. 155. ISBN-13: 978-9461970572
  • Meers, L., Samuels, W. E., Ödberg, F. O., & Normando, S. (2012). Animal-Assisted Interventions. Volume 2: Ethology. University Press, Zelzate, pp. 151. ISBN-13: 978-9461970237
  • Meers, L., Samuels, W. E., Ödberg, F. O., & Normando, S. (2011). Animal-Assisted Interventions. Volume 1: An early history and theoretical framework. University Press, Zelzate, pp. 145. ISBN-13: 978-9461970046
  • Samuels, W. E. (2006). Living science: Humane, student-inquiry science projects for middle and high schools. New York: The ASPCA.
Education
  • Ph.D.: University of Texas, Arlington
  • M.S.: University of Texas, Arlington
  • B.S.: Juniata College