Internationally-acclaimed lecturer, author and educator Phil Arkow is an adjunct faculty member at Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, Pa., where he has taught a Certificate course in Animal-Assisted Therapy & Activities since 2005. He is a teaching assistant for the University of Florida’s distance learning course on Animal Cruelty and Interpersonal Violence, whose curriculum he co-wrote, and has moderated a monthly webinar on prosecuting animal cruelty cases for the National District Attorneys Association. He also taught AAT courses at Camden County College, Blackwood, N.J., from 1996 – 2015.
He is coordinator of the National Link Coalition and editor of the monthly LINK-Letter newspaper on the links between animal abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and elder abuse. He chairs the Latham Foundation’s Animal Abuse and Family Violence Prevention Project, and has served as a consultant to the ASPCA and the Animals & Society Institute. He formerly directed Link programs at the American Humane Association, the nation’s oldest federation of child and animal protection organizations.
He co-founded the National Link Coalition, the National Animal Control Association, the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey, and the Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies.
A former newspaper reporter and foundation communications officer, Arkow is a prolific writer and trainer. He has conducted over 250 multi-disciplinary lectures in over 35 states and 17 foreign countries.
He has authored and edited 75 key reference books, articles and chapters on the animal-assisted therapy, the human-animal bond, violence prevention, humane education, and animal shelter management. He has served with the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Delta Society/Pet Partners, the Council on Foundations, and the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians.
Contact Phil at:
16 Grasshopper Drive
Etowah, NC 28729 USA