Dr. Gary Fortier


Office Hours: Mandell 133. Hours posted on door vary by semester.

Dr. Gary Fortier has been a member of Delaware Valley University’s Department of Animal Biotechnology and Conservation for over 15 years. In that time, he has taught courses on a variety of topics including ecology, wildlife management, mammalogy, herpetology, animal behavior, and training and enrichment. His behavioral work has extended to several zoos where he has worked primarily in the field of animal enrichment, bringing him into contact with river otters, coatis and gray wolves.

He is active in his field, having served on the editorial board of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science and as a reviewer for several professional journals. Dr. Fortier actively supports undergraduate research and has mentored students interested in behavioral work. Dr. Fortier believes that the field of animal training and behavior is moving so rapidly that it is “impossible to ever grow bored.”


      • Animal Biotechnology and Conservation


      • Ph.D., Animal Behavior, Boston University
      • B.A., Biology, Cornell University