NC State Appoints Department Head


Effective May 1st, Dr. Frank Siewerdt will assume the position of Head of the Prestage Department of Poultry Science, North Carolina State University.


Dr. Siewerdt is a native of Pelotas, Brazil where he obtained his Baccalaureate degree in agronomy and a Master’s degree in animal genetics.  He subsequently obtained an MBA from the University of Arkansas and then a Ph. D. in genetics and statistics from NC State.  Among his many accomplishments, he is a U. S. Chess Federation Candidate Master and has completed three marathons.


His career experience includes working as a Research Geneticist at Perdue Foods and subsequently, at Cobb-Vantress where he was Senior Director of Genetics.  He has served as a Genetics Officer for the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization and was a Program Leader in the Division of Animal Systems within the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.


In welcoming Dr. Siewerdt, the Interim Dean of the College of Agriculture and Live Sciences, Dr. John Dole stated, “We are excited to have Dr. Frank Siewerdt join CALS as the Head of the Prestage Department of Poultry Science.  He brings a wealth of experience from his diverse roles in industry, government and academia to lead the Department and contribute to the state’s largest agricultural industry.”