From Alan Jackman
This interview is with Joy Mench, Professor Emerita of Animal Science. She was appointed in 1995 and retired in 2016.
Joy’s research focused on animal behavior and the welfare of animals kept on farms, as companions, and in research laboratories and zoos. Most of her research was with poultry, examining topics such as handling and transport, management practices like lighting, and the welfare aspects and overall sustainability of conventional and alternative housing systems for egg-laying hens and meat chickens. She also conducted research evaluating the causes of, and methods for reducing, abnormal behaviors in managed and captive animals.
Joy was elected a Fellow of the American Poultry Science Association and received numerous honors including the UC Davis Distinguished Scholarly Public Service Award
She is interviewed by her friend and colleague, Mary Delany, Professor Emerita of Animal Science.