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In July, 2014, Dr. Meredith Dudley joined Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG) as a Senior Program Officer.  Dr. Dudley is an environmental anthropologist specializing in natural resource management and community development in Latin America and the Gulf South.  She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology and an M.A. in Latin American Studies from Tulane University, and a B.A. in Human and Natural Ecology and Anthropology from Emory University. 


From 2001-2014, Dr. Dudley served as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Payson Center for International Development at Tulane University, where she is also an affiliated faculty member of the Latin American Studies and Environmental Studies Programs. 


In addition to her academic positions, Dr. Dudley has over 15 years experience working for environmental, public health and development organizations such as ENVIRON International, the Xavier University Center for Environmental Programs, the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), and Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG).  Dr. Dudley offers expertise in the development of sociological research design and analysis, including both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, program monitoring and evaluation, grant writing, and the preparation of reports and publications.  Dr. Dudley, who will serve ZCOG in an independent contractor capacity, looks forward to contributing to ZCOG’s outreach efforts by managing the Conservation Training Scholarship Program, developing social media content and communications, writing grants, and assisting with related administrative duties. 


Dr. Dudley can be contacted at or  

Meredith Dudley, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer.



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