Michele Goldsmith

Dr. Michele Goldsmith is the Papoutsy Distinguished Chair in Ethics and Social Responsibility and Associate Professor of Science at Southern New Hampshire University. Prior to her current position, she was a Scholar in Residence at Emerson College, Assistant Professor at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine, and the McKennan Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College.  She received an MS from Bucknell University and MA/PhD in biological anthropology from Stony Brook University.  As a Fulbright Scholar, she studied lowland gorillas in the Congo, and in 1999, as a National Geographic Researcher, began her long-term study examining the impacts and ethical implications of mountain gorilla tourism in Uganda.  She is on the board of the Great Ape World Heritage Species Project and Conservation New Hampshire. She has published numerous scientific articles, book chapters and is co-editor of Gorilla Biology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, Cambridge University Press. Although primates are her focus, she is interested in conservation and ethical issues surrounding all wild and captive animals.