Erin Frick

Assistant Professor of Animal Studies

Continuing Education Center (CEC) 134 Room 1


  • B.S. Zoology., University of New Hampshire, 2012
  • M.A., Experimental Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, 2016
  • Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi, 2018

Erin Frick is excited to join the Eckerd’s faculty in the new Animal Studies discipline starting the 2019-2020 academic year. The courses she teaches include Introduction to Animal Studies, Animal Behavior, Practicum in Animal Studies, Statistics for Animal Studies, and Animal Studies Capstone. Erin’s research interests are in areas of animal behavior, animal welfare and conservation, and biopsychology of learning in animal models. She has experience conducting research with wild animals and animals housed in managed-care facilities, including: bottlenose dolphins, rough-toothed dolphins, sea otters, Asian small-clawed otters, hippopotamus, polar bears, sea lions, Pacific walrus, sea turtles, zebrafish, and rats. Across all teaching and research endeavors, Erin is committed and enthusiastic about creating opportunities for undergraduate students at Eckerd College to conduct learn and to research; providing instruction, supervision, and mentorship to students as they learn the research process from start to finish and apply concepts learned in the classroom to laboratory and field-work settings. When she isn’t teaching or conducting research, she enjoys being by the beach, paddleboarding, and hanging out with her dog, Luey!