Mark Siebert brings his experience as a news reporter to the Multimedia Communication Department at Simpson and advises the various student media news outlets on campus.
Mark Siebert took a bit different path to academe than most. He spent the first half of his working life as a newspaper reporter – at small town weeklies, at metropolitan dailies and, most recently, as a general assignment reporter for The Des Moines Register. Now, he enjoys teaching writing, mentoring students and connecting them with the many media professionals in central Iowa and beyond.
- News reporting
- U.S. media law
- College student media
2017 ICMA College Media News Outlet of the Year, The Simpsonian
- Two ICMA College Journalists of the Year
- Scripps Howard 2000 National Distinguished Service to the First Amendment Award
- Nominated for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize by The Des Moines Register for coverage of the death of Shelby Duis
- M.S. in Journalism, 1989, University of Kansas
- B.S. in English, 1985, Bethel College (Kan.)
- Assistant Professor of Communication, Grand View University, Des Moines, 2004 - 2013
- Adjunct instructor, Graceland University, Des Moines campus, 2003
- Reporter, The Des Moines Register, 1991-2004
- Reporter, The Cincinnati Enquirer, 1990-1991
- Reporter, The Iowa City Press-Citizen, 1987-1990