Stephen L. Zawistowski, Ph. D., CAAB, Executive Vice President, National Programs; Science Advisor
September 9, 2013

Dr. Zawistowski was a founding board member and past president of the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, serves on the Harmony Institute Community Advisory Board, and the Scientific Advisory Panel of the World Society for the Protection of Animals, the board of the Found Animal Foundation/ Michelson Prize and member of the board of the Alliance for the Contraception of Cats and Dogs. Dr. Zawistowski is also an adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, adjunct assistant professor with the Hunter College program in Animal Behavior and Conservation and an adjunct faculty member in the Canisius College graduate program in Anthrozoology. Dr. Zawistowski is a well known speaker on education, animal behavior, and animal welfare issues. He is a frequent guest on television and radio, and is often quoted in newspaper and magazine articles. While at the ASPCA he has authored, edited and consulted on over 20 books on animals and pet care. “Animal Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff,” edited by Dr. Lila Miller and Dr. Zawistowski was published by Blackwell Publishing in spring 2004. His two most recent books, a history of the ASPCA written with Marion Lane and titled “Heritage of Care” was published in December 2007 and “Companion Animals in Society” in January 2008. In early 2000 he appeared as the host of ASPCA Pet Check segments on PBS. Published in a number of scientific journals, he is also the founding co-editor of the “Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science.” In 1989 Psychologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PSYeta) named him Psychologist of the year for outstanding contributions to animal welfare science. St. John’s University presented him with the Patrick Daly Memorial Award for a career in education marked by compassion and commitment in Spring 2002. In 2008 he received a Public Service Award from the Department of Justice for his work on the Michael Vick dogfighting case. In 2009 he was a Green Chimneys Gala Honoree, and in 2010 received the ACCD Leadership award. Dr. Zawistowski is also listed in “Who’s Who in America” and “Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.”

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