Mary Renck Jalongo
Mary Renck Jalongo, Ph.D., has written, coauthored, or edited more than thirty books and earned eight national awards for excellence in writing, including four EDPRESS awards. She has published articles and books on humane education, the child/companion animal bond, dog bite prevention, and children reading aloud with therapy dog teams. Currently, she is a tester/observer for the Alliance of Therapy Dogs, and has completed hundreds of visits and presentations with her four therapy dogs since 2006. In collaboration with a state prison, she works with inmates to train service dogs for people with disabilities.