Ph.D. 2006 August Georgia State University (Early Childhood Education)
M.Ed. 1998 August Georgia State University (Science Education)
M.A. 1995 May Northern Illinois University (Biological Anthropology)
B.A. 1991 May Augustana College (Biology/Environmental Studies)
Sarah M. Bexell, PhD is the Director of Humane Education with the Institute for Human-Animal Connection and Clinical Associate Professor with the Graduate School of Social Work, both at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado, USA. Bexell is also an adjunct faculty member teaching Animal Protection for the Institute for Humane Education-Antioch University New England and Senior Advisor to the Education Department of the Chengdu Research Base for Giant Pandas, China. She teaches and does research in the areas of environmental and social regeneration and justice and animal protection.
Bexell, S. M., Lantzy, M., Senecal, J. E., Buckman, A., MacInnis, E., & Lee, H. (2020). State of humane education in the United States: 2018-2019. International Journal of Humane Education (1)1, 120-160.
Clayton, S., Bexell, S. M., Xu, P., Tang, Y. F., Li, W. J., & Chen, L. (2019). Environmental literacy and nature experience in Chengdu, China. Environmental Education Research. DOI: 10.1080/13504622.2019.1569207
Bexell, S. M., Decker-Sparks, J. D., Tejada, J. & Rechkemmer, A. (2018). An analysis of inclusion gaps in sustainable development themes: Findings in recent social work research. International Social Work 00(0) 1-13.
Clayton, S., Bexell, S.M., Xu P., Zhang, Z.H., Li, W. J., Chen, H. W., & Hu, Y. (2018). Confronting the wildlife trade through public education at zoological institutions in Chengdu, China. Zoo Biology 37(2) 119-129.
Des Marais, E., Bexell, S.M. & Bhadra, S. (2015). Reflexive development: A model for helping social workers contribute to a sustainable global future. Social Work Education: The International Journal. DOI: 10.1080/02615479.2015.1074674
Des Marais, E., Bexell, S.M. & Bhadra, S. (2015). Transcending national boundaries through reflexive development. Social Dialog (11)3: 44-45.
Bexell, S.M., Jarrett, O. S., & Xu, P. (2013). The effects of a summer camp program in China on children’s knowledge, attitudes and behaviors toward animals: a model for conservation education. Visitor Studies (16)1: 59-81.
Freeman, C.P., Bekoff, M., & Bexell, S.M. (2011) Giving voice to the voiceless: incorporating nonhuman animal perspectives as journalistic sources. Journalism Studies 11:1-18.