Visiting Clinical Associate Professor
Director of Humane Education, Institute for Human-Animal Connection
What I do
We cannot ignore the interweaving of life on Earth. The human induced Sixth Mass Extinction is bringing immense suffering and threatening human survival. I aim to help students and society participate in the global movement to protect life on Earth.
child welfare, civic and community engagement, environment, higher education, human-animal connection, international social work/global practice, K-12 education, social justice
Visiting Clinical Associate Professor Sarah Bexell conducts research on the efficacy of humane and sustainability education in motivating intervention participants to adopt more humane and sustainable behaviors at the micro, mezzo and macro levels of society. She conducts work in Denver and Chengdu, China. In China, she partners with Sichuan University and the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Pandas.
- Ph.D., Early Childhood Education/Science & Conservation, Georgia State University, 2006
- M.Ed., Science Education, Georgia State University, 1998
- MA, Biological Anthropology, Northern Illinois University, 1995
- BA, Biology/Environmental Studies, Augustana College, 1991
- Society for Conservation Biology
- Humane Education Coalition
- Association for Professional Humane Educators
- Society for Social Work Research (SSWR)
- 2018-2019 Excellence in Teaching Award, Graduate School of Social Work