Dr. Fine's Story

Dr. Fine received his graduate degree from University of Cincinnati in 1982 and has been on the faculty at California State Polytechnic University  since 1981. His leadership among faculty and teaching excellence earned him the prestigious Wang Award in 2001,  given to a distinguished professor within the California State University system (23 Universities), in this instance for exceptional commitment, dedication, and exemplary contributions within the areas of education and applied sciences. Dr. Fine is also a licensed psychologist who opened his practice in Southern California in 1987. His practice specializes in treating children with ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental disorders and parent child relations.

Dr. Fine is the author of several books including the Therapist's Guide to Learning and Attention 
Fathers and SonsThe Total Sports Experience for ChildrenThe Handbook on Animal 
Assisted Therapy and Afternoons with Puppy
, Our Faithful Companion, and The Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy  which is now in production for the fourth edition (Elsevier/Academic Press, 2015). He also has had a featured monthly column in Dog Fancy Magazine on the human animal bond entitled the Loving Bond. He has been a guest on numerous national TV and Radio Shows including on programs on ABC, Animal Planet, Discovery Network, KTLA, and CNN.