Presenters | Thinking Animals United

PRESENTERS

EXPLORING ANIMAL WORLDS Lecture Series

Geeta Seshamani

Senior Wildlife Conservationist, Co-Founding Director and Secretary of Wildlife SOS
What do Dancing Bears, Performing Elephants, and Sacred Cows Have in Common?
September 2016

EXPLORING ANIMAL MINDS Lecture Series

Jelle Atema, PhD

Professor of Biology, Boston University; Adjunct Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Living in Alien Worlds
April 2012

Heather Berlin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Do Animals Have Personality?
April 2013

James Deutsch, PhD

Wildlife Conservation Director, Vulcan, Inc.
Speaking Up For Elephants
October 2013

Stuart Firestein, PhD

Chairman, Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University
Exploring Creative Minds
March 2012

Sam Gosling, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
Do Animals Have Personality?
April 2013

Alexandra Horowitz, PhD

Barnard College, Columbia University 
So You Think You Know Your Dog?

June 2012

William Lynn, PhD

Research Scientist, George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University
Eagles, Pigeons, Swine & Puppies: What People Think about Animal Thinking
March 2013

Don Moore, PhD

Senior Scientist, Smithsonian National Zoological Park
So You Think You Know Your Dog?
June 2012

Katy Payne

Researcher, Bioacoustics Research Program, Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University
Living In Alien Worlds
April 2012

James Serpell, PhD

Professor of Humane Ethics and Animal Welfare, University of Pennsylvania
So You Think You Know Your Dog?
June 2012

Stim Wilcox, PhD

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University SUNY
Living In Alien Worlds
April 2012

 Jonathan Balcombe, PhD

Chairman, Animal Studies Department, Humane Society University
Sharing Emotional Worlds
September 2013

Chris Clark, PhD

Director of the Bioacoustics Research Program (BRP), Cornell University
Communication: What Can Animals Tell Us?
November 2012

Frans B. M. de Waal, PhD

Professor, Psychology Department, Emory University
Making it Work: Politics, Culture, and Morality in Apes
May 2015

Dorothy Fragaszy, PhD

Professor of Psychology, University of Georgia
Exploring Creative Minds
March 2012

James Gould, PhD

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
ReThinking Animals
February 2012

Katherine Houpt, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Behavior Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
Horses: The Myths and Reality
April 2015

Evan MacLean, PhD

Senior Research Scientist, Co-Director of Duke Canine Cognition Center, Duke University
So You Think You Know Your Dog?
June 2012

Michael Noonan, PhD

Professor, Department of Biology, Canisius College of Buffalo
Eagles, Pigeons, Swine and Puppies: What People Think about Animal Thinking
March 2013

Irene Pepperberg, PhD

Research Associate, Harvard University
ReThinking Animals
February 2012
The ALEX Project: Learning from a Bird Brain
May 2012

Andrew Sih, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis
Do Animals Have Personality?
April 2013

Steve Zawistowski, PhD

Adjunct Professor at the University Of Illinois
Lecture: So You Think You Know Your Dog?
June 2012
Lecture: Big Cats Little Cats
April 2014

Joseph Barber, PhD

Doctorate in Zoology, Oxford University; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Hunter College (CUNY)
Chicken Tales
October 2012

William Clark, PhD

U.S. Liaison for Kenya Wildlife Service; Coordinator, INTERPOL’s Project Wisdom
Speaking Up for Elephants
October 2013

Iain Douglas-Hamilton, PhD

Founder, Save the Elephants
Speaking Up for Elephants
October 2013

Temple Grandin, PhD

Professor of Animal Science, Colorado State University
An Interview with Temple Grandin
December 2012

Dale Jamieson, PhD

Director of Environmental Studies, New York University
ReThinking Animals
April 2014

Kevin McGowan, PhD

Associate, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
Exploring Creative Minds
March 2012

Patrick Omondi

Deputy Director,  Kenyan Wildlife Service
Speaking Up For Elephants
October 2013

John Quinones, PhD

ABC News correspondent, National Emmy Award winner
Speaking Up For Elephants
October 2013

Rebecca-Stites

Rebecca Stites, PhD

Director of Large Cats, Smithsonian National Zoos
Lecture: Big Cats Little Cats
September 2013

Carl Zimmer

Science writer; Fellow, Morse College, Yale University
Living In Alien Worlds
April 2012

Marc Bekoff, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado Boulder
Exploring Creative Minds
March 2012
Sharing Emotional Worlds
September 2012

Dyan deNapoli

Penguin expert and award-winning author
All Things Penguin
September 2014

David Edelman, PhD

Associate Fellow in Experimental Neurobiology, Neurosciences Institute, San Diego
ReThinking Animals
February 2012

Tim Goldsmith, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Yale University; Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Living in Alien Worlds
April 2012

Mark Hauber, PhD

Head, Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience doctoral subprogram, Graduate Center CUNY; Director, Animals Behavior and Conservation Master’s Program, Hunter College
Chicken Tales
October 2012

Robert Lurz, PhD

Professor of Philosophy, Brooklyn College CUNY
Eagles, Pigeons, Swine & Puppies: What People Think about Animal Thinking
March 2013

Mark Moffett, PhD

Doctorate in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Sharing Emotional Worlds
September 2012
Reflections on the Dolphin Mind
May 2013

Jaak Pankseep, PhD

Chairmain, Animal Well-Being Science for the Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology, Washington State University; Professor Emeritus, Bowling Green State University
Sharing Emotional Worlds
September 2012

Dianna Reiss, PhD

Professor of Psychology, Hunter College
Exploring Creative Minds
March 2012
Reflections on the Dolphin Mind
May 2013

Edward A. Wasserman, PhD

Professor of Experimental Psychology, University of Iowa
Animal Intelligence
May, 2014