James A Serpell
Director, Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society.
Marie A. Moore Professor of Humane Ethics & Animal Welfare
Chief, Section of Behavior and Human-Animal Interactions, Ryan Veterinary HospitalContact Information
University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Dept. of Clinical Studies VHUP
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6010Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
BSc (Zoology) University College, University of London, 1974
PhD University of Liverpool, Liverpool, 1980
Description of Research Expertise
Behavior and welfare of companion animals; development of human attitudes to animals; history of human-animal interactions; measurement of behavioral phenotypes in dogs and cats; ontogenesis of behavioral problems in companion and working dogs; animal-assisted therapeutic interventions.
Description of Other Expertise
Duffy, D.L., Hsu, Y. and Serpell, J.A.: Breed differences in canine aggression Applied Animal Behavior Science 114: 441-460, 2008.
Serpell, J.A. : Factors influencing veterinary students’ career choices, and attitudes to animals Journal of Veterinary Medical Education 32(4): 491-496, , 2005.
Serpell, J.A. : Effects of breed, sex, and neuter status on trainability in dogs Anthrozoös 18(3): 196-207, 2005.
Serpell, J.A. : Factors influencing human attitudes to animals and their welfare Animal Welfare 13: S145-S151, 2004.
Hsu, Y., Liu-Severinghaus, L. & Serpell, J.A. : Dog-keeping in Taiwan: Its contribution to the problem of free-roaming dogs Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science 6: 1-23, 2003.
Serpell, J.A. : Anthropomorphism and anthropomorphic selection – beyond the “cute response” Society & Animals 11: 83-100, 2003.
Hsu, Y. & Serpell, J.A. : Development and validation of a questionnaire for measuring behavior and temperament traits in pet dogs Journal of the AmericanVeterinary Medical Association 223(9): 1293-1300, 2003.
Serpell, J.A. : Guardian spirits or demonic pets: the concept of the witch’s familiar in early modern England, 1530-1712 The Animal/Human Boundary Page: 157-190, Creager, A.N.H. & Jordan, W.C. (eds.). Rochester, NY: Rochester University Press, 2002.
Podberscek, A.L., Hsu, Y. & Serpell, J.A. : Evaluation of clomipramine as an adjunct to behavioural therapy in the treatment of separation-related problems in dogs Veterinary Record 145: 365-369, 1999.
Serpell, J.A. : In the Company of Animals, 2nd (Revised) Edition Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (Canto), 1996.