Dr. Binfet has two research themes: 1) Conceptualizations of Kindness in School; and 2) The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Students’ Well-Being. His areas of expertise include: perceptions of school kindness; social and emotional learning; homesickness, stress reduction in university students, and animal-assisted therapy (particularly canine). Dr. Binfet employs mixed methods in conducting his research and is well versed in varied methodologies ranging from intervention studies (randomized controlled trials) to case studies. Dr. Binfet works with varied participant populations, from early elementary students through to senior volunteers in the B.A.R.K. dog therapy program.