The SPCA’s Miranda Workman Receives PhD from UB

Dr. Miranda K. Workman

September 20, 2021 — Congratulations to SPCA Serving Erie County Director of Behavior & Research Miranda K. Workman, PhD, on those new and exciting letters after her name!

Miranda’s PhD in Sociology was conferred August 31 from the University at Buffalo! Her focus was on human-animal-environment entanglements/relationships; in fact, her dissertation was a qualitative research project entitled Are Fluffy and Fido Family? Negotiating Multi-species Families.

Equally-interesting are the two theses Miranda completed in receiving her 2014 Canisius College Masters of Science degree in Anthrozoology, one to investigate euthanasia decision-making processes at the group and individual levels in animal shelters, and the other, how click rates on online photographs of cats available for adoption were related to how long a cat was on the adoption floor, which was published. Miranda was also elected to the American Sociological Association’s Animals & Society Section Council, and is an adjunct professor for Canisius College teaching Anthrozoology.

The SPCA Serving Erie County congratulates Dr. Workman on her latest accomplishment, and is thrilled to have her on its team!

–Gina Lattuca, SPCA Serving Erie County Chief Communications Officer