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Samantha L. Mosier is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at East Carolina University (ECU), where she teaches courses on public policy, public administration, leadership, and environmental policy. Samantha earned her PhD in Political Science at Colorado State University and a MPA from Auburn University at Montgomery.


Samantha is the author of Creating Organic Standards in U.S. States:The Diffusion of State Organic Food and Agriculture Legislation and co-author of Performance Measurement in Sustainability Programs: Lessons from American Cities. Her research has also appeared in Environment and Planning CEnvironmental ManagementFood PolicyPolitics & the Life Sciences, and Review of Policy Research . Her current research focuses on perceptions of sustainability, sustainable food labeling politics and policy, and environmental trust. 

Professional Experience
Educational Background
Other Roles

Associate Professor (2021-Present)

Assistant Professor (2018-2021)

Department of Political Science

East Carolina University

Assistant Professor (2014-2018)

Department of Political Science

Missouri State University


Instructor (2013)

Department of Political Science

Colorado State University

Ph.D. Political Science 

Colorado State University

M.P.A. & Certificate of Health Care Administration & Policy

Auburn University at Montgomery

B.A. Public Affairs

Huntingdon College

Council Member (2017-2018)

Greene County Extension Council

Greene County, Missouri

Board Member (2015-2018)

Parks Board

City of Willard, Missouri

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