P.L. (Phil) Senger grew up in Cary, North Carolina and received his B.S. in Zoology from North Carolina State University. He was awarded the M.S. and Ph.D in reproductive physiology from the Department of Dairy Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has been a Professor of Animal Sciences at Washington State University where his primary teaching responsibilities include animal physiology and reproductive physiology. He has authored over 200 scientific, educational and popular press papers. Dr. Senger is currently President of Current Conceptions, Inc.
Dr. Senger has over 30 years of experience conducting research and teaching students and clientele about reproductive physiology. He is the recipient of five teaching awards, including the American Society of Animal Science Distinguished Teaching Award in 1998 and the Marion E. Smith Faculty Achievement Award in 2005. He has received two national awards for research in reproductive physiology. He has been a frequent speaker, columnist and author about dairy reproduction to producers and veterinarians throughout the world.