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Public Education

Tami L. Harbolt-Bosco, PhD in American Studies from University of New Mexico
MA in Folk Studies, Western KU
MA in Teaching, Spalding University
BA in Psychology from Murray State

Author of Bridging the Bond: The Cultural Construction of the Shelter Pet (Purdue UP 2002) click here to order a copy from

Public education coordinator:
includes volunteer coordination, scheduling of mobile clinics (SPOT), grant writing and humane education

She is a member of Pet Groups United, NAHEE, and the International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ)

Dr. Bosco has 10 years of experience in animal welfare, including a PhD in American Studies that focused on human-animal interactions in American culture. She also teaches a course in Animal Studies at Bellarmine University and has taught at UofL, in the Jefferson County public school system, and at the University of New Mexico. 

Her classroom assistants include two pit bulls named Drew and Dolly, a guinea pig named Oreo, and a gerbil named Caesar! She is also the proud mother of three children who attend Field Elementary.


Dr. Bosco and Drew meet a student at Wilt Elementary!