A team of professionals in their respective fields, who want to make a difference rather than a career, volunteering thousands of work hours to give you an exceptional learning experience, to give you knowledge rather than gossip, science rather than hearsay.
Hon. Scientific Director
Roger Abrantes, Ph.D. in Ethology and Evolutionary Biology and BA in Philosophy, one of the Institute’s founders, is now retired. He is our Honorary Scientific Director. Special interests: evolutionary biology, epistemology, and philosophy of science.
John Larsen is one of the institute’s founders. He is our admin chief and senior programmer. Once a physicist, he became a programmer in the 1980s. Our sites’s LMS, structure, user friendliness, and functionality are his creations.
Kristina Dieta Setiabudi
Junior Scientific Director
Kristina Setiabudi, MSc in Animal Behavior Sciences, BA in International Business, is our Junior Scientific Director, a lecturer, and a proficient canine trainer. She is also a tutor and moderator of the EI’s group page on Facebook. Special interests: neurophysiology of behavior.
Jessica Pacheco is our media manager, responsible for our presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest and the producer of educational movies. She is also the host of our LIVE ONLINE programs and moderator of our group page on Facebook.
Paolo Terrile, Doctor of Jurisprudence in Law, is an accomplished lawyer and our legal advisor. In his spare time, he pursues his interest in animal behavior having earned certificates in canine, feline, and Guinea pig learning and behavior.
Tilde Detz Jensen
Tilde Detz Jensen, Graduate Animal Trainer (BSc), is our AREP in Denmark. She is an extremely competent trainer of dogs, horses, cats, and Guinea pigs with a vast experience in behavior modification. She is also a qualified tutor.
Michael McManus, Certified in Advanced Applied Ethology (CAAE), is a qualified tutor. He is a highly competent trainer of dogs, horses, and Guinea pigs and hosts our monthly LIVE ONLINE show “Controversial Questions in Dog Training.”
Laura Maria Kjær
Laura is studying to earn her CACE diploma. She’s currently a moderator of our group page on Facebook.
Our Admin Team takes care of all administration issues, including IT, graphic design, and social media. Although we are not available 24-7, we will usually answer support tickets within 24 hours (except weekends and major holidays).
Our Tutor Team consists of all teachers and tutors who collaborate in creating programs, courses, lessons, and study resources. We guide you throughout your studies and answer the questions you pose on the course forums.