Sarah Bexell, PhD

Curriculum Vitae

Sarah Bexell Profile Picture

Director of Conservation Education, Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
Research Scholar & Adjunct, Institute for Human-Animal Connection of the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work


Biographical Statement
Love, then sadness and anger motivated me to work for animals. In the 1990s, I was in graduate school and, believe it or not, had never heard of “endangered species”. I was studying primate behavior and learned most primates were already on the endangered species list. I was so sad that humans were capable of such harms (sounds so naïve now…). I was thrilled to start teaching for HSU, to work with other faculty and amazing students to create a healthier and safer world for animals and the natural world, and in turn for the world’s children. Education is power.

HSU Activities
Animal Protection and the Environment AS 417/617
Humane Education HL 300/600

Areas of Interest/Research
Wildlife Conservation
Biodiversity Preservation
Conservation Education
One Health
Animal Rights
Human Population Issues
Humane Education
Conservation Psychology

Personal Websites:
http://www.panda.org.cn/english/research/5.htm
http://www.du.edu/socialwork/faculty/facultypages/bexell.html

Contact Information
sbexell@humaneu.org