Tim Lewis earned a PhD in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and approaches canine research through the lens of an ecologist. He is an award-winning teacher and a Professor of Biology at the University of St Thomas in St Paul, Minnesota. His research ranges widely over many species including wolves, bears, deer, squirrels, turtles, and domestic dogs. He has presented findings of his research in scientific journals, at conferences, and as an invited speaker for over twenty years. His collaborative work with the Canine Sociability Initiative combines his expertise with award-winning animal behaviorist Sue Sternberg and is focused on understanding the biology of canine sociability, and recognizing it quickly in dog/human encounters. He also researches canine vision for applications in dog handling and canine sports.