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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. 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.

I want to always encourage students to recognize their greatest potential.

Dr. Samantha Siemers, Instructor

What area do you teach?

Animal Science and Agribusiness

Education/Degree(s)

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

Awards/Honors/Recognitions

  • 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 Universit
  • NACTA Graduate Student Teaching Award, 2015, Oklahoma State University

Organizations 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!