Janice Siegford is an assistant professor in the Animal Behavior and Welfare Group in the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University. Her research examines the impacts of management practices and environment on the behavior and welfare of production animals. Dr. Siegford also works to develop non-invasive, automated methods for collecting behavior and welfare data from animals in their home environments. Currently she is working to develop a wireless sensor that can provide information about individual laying hens in non-cage housing systems. She is also studying the behavior of dairy cows in a robotic pasture-based milking system, with particular attention to behaviors that affect efficiency of robot use. In addition to her research, Dr. Siegford teaches courses in applied animal behavior and animal welfare. She received a bachelor of science with honors in science communication from Cornell University, a masters in zoology from the University of Idaho, and a doctor of philosophy in neuroscience from Washington State University.