ISAZ Fellows

The designation of Fellow honors ISAZ individual members whose work advances the field of Anthrozoology by enriching understanding of critical issues, addressing familiar problems or identifying a problem that has not been previously recognized, and serving the Society.

Fellows have no specific responsibilities, obligations, or term limits.

Nominations are closed.

A maximum of 4 Fellows may be elected this year.

A committee consisting of the current Fellows of the Society will review and vote on the nominations.

Fellows are inducted at the ISAZ Annual Conferences.

Criteria for ISAZ Fellows

  1. Scholars within the broad field of human-animal interaction with a deep understanding of their chosen subject area;
  2. Scholars with a distinguished record of academic accomplishment (publications and conference presentations);
  3. Scholars who have furthered the field by serving on organizations, committees, international councils, and performed special roles/held responsibilities (e.g., editorial boards, councils, task forces) and other forms of outreach for the enhancement of the filed;
  4. Scholars with demonstrated leadership skills (e.g., changes in policy in the field related to an issue/area);
  5. Scholars possessing international reputations in Anthrozoology;
  6. Scholars with continuous individual membership in ISAZ for at least the past 4 years (Corporate, student, and affiliate members of ISAZ are not eligible).

Nomination Procedure

Nomination from two individual members of ISAZ who are not Fellows is required.

Self-nomination is not permitted. Nominators may support a maximum of two nominees per year.

Nomination Submission (a single PDF file) submitted to:

Materials to submit

  1. A statement of the contributions of the individual to the field of anthrozoology and their significance as related to the criteria listed above;
  2. A statement by the nominee indicating willingness to become a Fellow and, if elected, maintain ISAZ membership, and stated understanding that failure to do so will result in termination of the honor;
  3. Letters of support from the two nominators;
  4. Curriculum vitae;
  5. List of 10 most significant publications.

Fellow involvement will be invited to:

  1. Serve as reviewers for conference abstracts;
  2. Introduce the Fellows Lecture during ISAZ conferences;
  3. Attend the “Meet the Fellows” and/or social get-togethers during ISAZ conferences;
  4. Host and/or participate in conferences of scholarly presentations;
  5. Engage in opportunities as they arise.

Rationale for Fellows

Fellowship is expected to encourage senior scholars in the field to continue participating in the field, attend ISAZ conferences regularly, provide mentorship and advice to junior members, acquire lifetime membership in the society, and provide gifts and/or set up a bequest for the Society.

The complete ISAZ policy is available on request.

Please direct questions to

List of Fellows (by year selected):


Anne McBride


Cheryl Krause-Parello


Marie-Jose Enders-Slegers


Sandra Barker

Andrew Rowan


Pauleen Bennett

Hal Herzog

Anthony Podberscek


Erika Friedmann

Ben Hart

Lynette Hart

James Serpell

Dennis Turner

Former Fellows

John Bradshaw (inducted in 2016)