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    Purdue University


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  • Biography

    Professor Alan Beck, Director of Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine's Center for the Human-Animal Bond and Charles Watkinson, Director of Purdue University Press, will oversee the development of the project. Dr. Beck will be the Principal Investigator for the veterinary program. Dr. Beck received his Baccalaureate from Brooklyn College and Master's degree from California State University at Los Angeles. He received his Doctorate in Animal Ecology from The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. He. Beck directed the animal programs for the New York City Department of Health for five years, then was the Director of the "Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society" at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine for 10 years. He is one of the founding members of the Delta Society. In 1990, Dr. Beck became the “Dorothy N. !McAllister Professor of Animal Ecology” and Director of the "Center for the Human-Animal Bond" in the School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. The Center was established to develop a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between people and their companion animals.