Amy Siegesmund

Professor of Biology


Amy Siegesmund

Office Location:Rieke Science Center - Room 154

Office Hours: (On Campus) Mon: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (On Campus) Thu: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (On Campus) Mon - Fri: By Appointment

  • Professional


  • Ph.D., Microbiology, Washington State University, 2003
  • B.A. with Honors, Biology, Alverno College, 1996

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Student Metacognition and Learning
  • Self-Regulated Learning

Selected Articles

  • Siegesmund, Amy. "Increasing Student Metacognition and Learning through Classroom-Based Learning Communities and Self-Assessment." American Society for Microbiology Vol. 17, 2016: 204-214.
  • Siegesmund, Amy. "Teaching Epidemiology and Principles of Infectious Disease using Popular Media and the case of Typhoid Mary." Course Source Vol. 3, 2016: 1-4.


  • American Society for Microbiology Carski Award for Undergraduate Education 2023
  • Pacific Lutheran University Diversity Center Spirit of Diversity Award in Mentoring 2020
  • 2019-2020 Faculty Excellence Award in Service, PLU
  • 2014-2015 Faculty Excellence Award in Teaching, PLU