Hal Herzog has been investigating the complex psychology of our interactions with other species for three decades. His research interests include the impact of pets on human health and well-being, attitudes towards the use of animals, and the evolution of pet-keeping. An award-winning teacher and researcher, he has published more than 100 research articles and book chapters. He has also writen many articles for news outlets including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Wired Magazine, New Scientist, and Time Magazine. He is the author of the book Some, We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard To Think Straight About Animals. In 2013, he received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the International Society for Anthrozoology.
Hal Herzog is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Western Carolina University and lives near Asheville, NC with his wife Mary Jean and their cat Tilly.