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Andrew Rowan

Animal Grantmakers Founding Member

Dr. Andrew Rowan has more than 40 years of experience in animal welfare science and in animal and environmental advocacy. He has served on many government and corporate consultative committees, on numerous Boards of national and international NGOs and most recently served as the CEO of Humane Society International for 20 years and as the Board Chair of the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust. Dr. Rowan was a professor at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine where he established the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy, launched an academic journal on human-animal relations (Anthrozoos), launched the first Master’s degree in the world on animals and public policy (1995), and served for several years as Chair of the Department of Environmental Sciences. He has authored or co-authored numerous books and over one hundred academic papers on animal research and alternatives, on companion animal demographics and management, on humane wildlife management and on human-animal interactions. He is a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship and has received numerous awards for his work.