Seana Dowling-Guyer, MS
Associate Director, Center for Shelter Dogs
Faculty, Center for Animals and Public Policy
Seana served as the Executive Director for the Center for Shelter Dogs, which began as a program of the Animal Rescue League of Boston, since September of 2011, where she guided the overall strategy and direction of the Center. She also managed the research programs and strategies for the Center for Shelter Dogs since July of 2009, where she designed and implemented the Center’s research studies.
Seana has worked in research design and analysis for more than twenty years. Prior to joining the Center for Shelter Dogs, Seana worked for 14 years at hi-tech market research firm IDC where she designed, managed, and analyzed data from surveys around the world. Seana currently serves as First Vice-President of the Board of the New England Federation of Humane Societies and is a past President of PoundHounds Inc., a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping the dogs in town pounds. Seana holds an MS in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a BA in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross. She is Primary Research Certified (PRC) at the Expert Level.
MS in Animals and Public Policy
The MS in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) is an intensive, 12-to-16-month graduate degree program that focuses on human-animal relationships and their implications for policy and community action.
Center for Animals and Public Policy
The mission of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy (CAPP) is to conduct and encourage scholarly evaluation and understanding of the complex societal issues and public policy dimensions of the changing role and impact of animals in society. Work conducted by the Center is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked, and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships.