Stan Cunningham came to ASU Polytechnic after working 30 years as a government professional wildlife biologist, primarily with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. During most of this period, he also worked as an adjunct professor, primarily teaching teachers on how to teach children about wildlife. Cunningham has studied and published on many different species including desert bighorn, mountain lions, coyotes and gray fox, mule deer, peccary, elk, pronghorn and lizard populations after a fire. He believes this diversity makes him a better instructor. His primary interests now is becoming a better instructor each year.