Amy Boren | College of Agricultural Sciences | SIU

Southern Illinois University



Amy Boren

Senior Lecturer, Plant, Soil and Agricultural Systems

Amy Boren

Office Phone: 618 | 453-3701
Building Location: Agriculture Building, Room 180-A

Amy Boren began teaching horticulture classes at SIU in 1991. Her previous experience included curriculum development in horticulture and conducting a horticulture program at a high school vocational center for 3 ½ years.

Special Interest

  • Coordinating landscape projects designed and installed by horticulture classes
  • Promoting agricultural literacy with K – 12th grade teachers through Summer Agriculture Institutes. Participating teachers earn graduate credit or professional development credits.
  • Replacing existing COA greenhouse with up-to-date facilities needed to prepare students for jobs in industry 


  • HORT 228, Flower Arrangement
  • HORT 324, Landscape Annuals
  • HORT 326, Landscape Perennials
  • HORT/PSAS 423 Greenhouse Management
  • HORT/PSAS 424 Floriculture
  • HORT/PSAS 432 Garden Center/Nursery Management


  • M.S.  Agricultural Education, Southern Illinois University
  • B.S.   Plant and Soil Science, Southern Illinois University
  • B.S.   Agricultural Education, Southern Illinois University
  • A.A.S Commercial Floriculture, Danville Jr. College

Recent Publications and Awards

  • College of Agriculture, Outstanding Non Tenure Track Teaching Excellence Award – 2015, 2006, 2005
  • Illinois Leadership Council for Agricultural Education, Perry Schneider Special Award for Agricultural Education – 2013.
  • Don Elkins Excellence in Education Award, COA - 2011