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Alexandra Horowitz teaches psychology at Barnard College, Columbia University where she is a term assistant professor and continues to research dog behavior. She earned her B.A. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in cognitive science at the University of California at San Diego, and has studied the cognition of humans, rhinosceroses, bonobos, and dogs.  Before her scientific career, Horowitz worked as a lexicographer at Merrian-Webster and served on the staff of The New Yorker. She lives in New York City with her husband, infant son, and Finnegan, a dog of indeterminate parentage and determinate character, and fond memories of dogs past.   She also likes to sketch her dogs.  [adapted from Inside of of Dog (2009)]
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