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Samantha Siemers, Ph.D.

Department of Agriculture

Office: Rhodes Hall 102B 

It is important to encourage students to learn subject material and accept their mistakes as opportunities to learn.

What area do you teach?

Animal Science and Agribusiness


Ph.D., 2020, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Agricultural Sciences
M.S., 2015, Oklahoma State University, Animal Science
B.S., 2013, Southeast Missouri State University, Agribusiness-Animal Science with Integrated Marketing Communications minor

Your philosophy of teaching:

The purpose of teaching is to empower students to learn. It is my belief as a teacher I must first love to learn and be willing to share this passion with my students. It is important to encourage students to learn subject material and accept their mistakes as opportunities to learn. As an educator of the agricultural industry, my greatest task is to provide students with the knowledge and applicable lessons they will need and use to further inform consumers about food and fiber production.

Why did you decide to teach?

As a fifth generation agriculturalist, I am enthusiastic about the industry and wanted to bring my passion and love for agriculture to the classroom. I want to always encourage students to recognize their greatest potential.

Credentials/career path

Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2013-2015, Oklahoma State University, Department of Animal Science
Instructor, 2015-present, Southeast Missouri State University, Department of Agriculture

Professional Highlight

Agricultural Study Abroad Trip to Ireland, London, and Paris


Outstanding Student Organization Award, 2019, Southeast Missouri State University
SGA Outstanding Faculty Member, 2018, Southeast Missouri State University
Student Life Achievement Recognition Award, 2017, Southeast Missouri State University
NACTA Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2015, Oklahoma State University

Organization with which you are involved

American Chianina Association
American Simmental Association
Missouri Cattlemen's Association
North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Best advice for students

It may not always be easy, but it is always worth it!


(573) 651-2793
Rhodes Hall 109
Department of Agriculture
One University Plaza, MS 6100
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701