Internationally acclaimed lecturer, author and educator Phil Arkow is coordinator of the National Link Coalition and a consultant for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Animals & Society Institute. He recently directed Link Programs at the American Humane Association, the nation’s oldest federation of child and animal protection organizations. He also chairs the Latham Foundation’s Animal Abuse and Family Violence Prevention Project.
He was one of the founders of the National Link Coalition, the National Animal Control Association, the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey, and the Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies. He trains internationally on a variety of topics for animal shelters, child protection agencies, domestic violence programs, adult protective services, law enforcement, judges and veterinarians. He is an adjunct faculty member at Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, PA and Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ, where he teaches Certificate courses in Animal-Assisted Therapy.
A former newspaper reporter and foundation communications officer, Arkow is a prolific writer. He has authored and edited innumerable articles, chapters and nine key reference books on the human-animal bond, violence prevention, humane education, animal-assisted therapy, and animal shelter management. He has also served with the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Delta Society, and the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians.