Chris Whittier

Chris Whittier is an Assistant Professor and directs the Conservation Medicine program at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, where he also received his veterinary degree (V'97). He earned his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. He previously worked for Gorilla Doctors, the Smithsonian, and as a consultant with World Wildlife Fund. He has lived, worked, studied and traveled across much of Africa spanning 5 decades and more than 15 countries. He is an avid wildlife photographer, has appeared in a number of wildlife documentaries, and has had field and laboratory research and photographs published in a variety of scientific journals, magazines, and books. On this trip Dr. Whittier will offer talks on African wildlife, threats to their conservation, and tips for wildlife and nature photography.