Dr. Peyton West

Program Affiliate

Dr. Peyton West directs the Help for Threatened Wildlife Foundation at the Frankfurt Zoological Society and helps DoSER with its initiatives concerning evangelical Christians and theological seminaries. An ardent advocate for science literacy she has promoted science through documentaries, web sites, museum exhibits, and television shows. She also worked in the Mammal department at the Bronx Zoo, and with the Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis. Her dissertation research explored the evolution of the African lion’s mane and she spent several years living and working in Tanzania and Kenya. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Minnesota, and serves on the boards of Friends of the Earth U.S