Dr. Corey Seemiller

Dr. Seemiller received her Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Arizona and her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. She has an extensive programmatic and practitioner background in student affairs specifically in leadership and involvement, student success, fraternity and sorority programs, career services, advising, and residence life as well as in full-time and adjunct faculty roles.

During her career, Dr. Seemiller has served as a dedicated scholar, publishing and presenting nationally and internationally on the impact of leadership on student development and success. She is the author of The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook to help staff and faculty develop intentional curriculum that enhances leadership competency development for students as well as the issue editor of A Competency-Based Approach to Student Leadership Development, a special issue of New Directions for Student Leadership. She also designed a number of program design, curriculum, assessment, and recognition tools and resources available on this website.

Dr. Seemiller is also a seasoned educator, researcher, and speaker on Generation Z. Her work has been featured on NPR and in The New York Times as well as in other news publications, podcasts, and academic journals around the world. Her TED Talk on Generation Z at TEDxDayton, which now has nearly 200,000 views, showcased how Generation Z plans to make a difference in the world. Her books include Generation Z Goes to College, which aims to prepare college administrators and educators for a new generation of college students, Generation Z Leads, a practical implementation guide for educators in designing meaningful leadership development experiences for Generation Z students, Generation Z: A Century in Making, which offers insight into nearly every aspect of the lives of those in Generation Z, and Generation Z Learns, a practical guide for teaching and learning with Generation Z. In her free time, Dr. Seemiller wrote Fenix: The Fearless Feline, an award-winning children’s book she co-authored with her then 8 year-old Gen Z daughter.

Dr. Seemiller is currently an Associate Professor at Wright State University teaching in the department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations. Prior to her role at Wright State, she was the Director of Leadership, Learning, and Assessment at OrgSync, Inc. and an adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Arizona in the Minor in Leadership Studies and Practice. Dr. Seemiller also served as the Director of Leadership Programs at the University of Arizona from 2006-2014 overseeing over 3,000 participants in 10 leadership programs including the Arizona Blue Chip Program, the National Collegiate Leadership Conference, and the Minor in Leadership Studies and Practice. She was the 2014 and 2015 co-chair for the National Leadership Symposium and the 2015, 2017, and 2019 co-chair for the Leadership Education Academy. Dr. Seemiller is an active member of the International Leadership Association and serves on the Board of Directors for Lead365 and the Sonoran Center for Leadership Development as well as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Leadership Studies.

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