- 2007-2011: Ph.D. Biology (Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics), Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

- 2005-2007: M.S. Biology, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA

- 2001-2005: B.S. (Cum Laude) Zoology, Kent State University, Kent, OH

Academic Position

- 2016-present: Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Southeast Missouri State University

- 2011-2016: Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Southeast Missouri State University

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Dr. Dustin S. Siegel has extensive experience in research on the reproductive biology of amphibians and reptiles. Such research includes primarily urogenital morphology of salamanders and squamates, but also includes projects on sperm morphology/physiology, morphology of secondary sexual characteristics, evolution of reproductive cycles, and the odd morphological inquiry into fishes. Dustin was mentored by renowned herpetologists Robert D. Aldridge and David M. Sever during his career as a graduate student. Dustin is currently an Associate Professor at Southeast Missouri State University in the Department of Biology. In his free time, Dustin enjoys fishing, kayaking  photography, playing softball, hiking, biking, working on Jeeps, playing with cats, and watching football and baseball. 

Current Societal Membership
  • American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (Board of Governors, 2012-present) - Click HERE
  • Herpetologists' League - Click HERE
  • International Society for the History and Bibliography of Herpetology - Click HERE
  • Missouri Herpetological Association - Click HERE
  • Partners for Amphibian and Reptile Conservation - Click HERE
  • Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles - Click HERE
Current Editorial Duties
Movie "Stardom"
  • Gone Girl, starring Dustin Siegel as "man who pours water over his head while walking by the camera" (34th second of trailer): Click HERE!

Click HERE to purchase a recent book co-edited by Dr. Siegel.