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Corey Seemiller

Associate Professor
Wright State University

Dr. Corey Seemiller is an author, researcher, and speaker. Her work has been featured on NPR, in The New York Times, and in other news publications, podcasts, and academic journals around the world. Dr. Seemiller is the author of The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook, Generation Z Goes to College, Generation Z Leads, and Generation Z: A Century in the Making, and is on the faculty at Wright State University in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations.

Biography

Dr. Corey Seemiller is the co-author of Generation Z: A Century in the Making, which offers a historical look at that influence of the last 100 years on Generation Z, Generation Z Goes to College, which aims to prepare college administrators and educators for a new generation of college students, and Generation Z Leads, a practical implementation guide for educators in designing meaningful leadership development experiences for Generation Z college students. Her TED Talk on Generation Z at TEDxDayton in October 2017 showcased how Generation Z plans to make a difference in the world. Her work has been featured in news media such as NPR, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. Dr. Seemiller received her Bachelor's degree in Communication, Master's degree in Educational Leadership, and Ph.D. in Higher Education. She has worked in higher education for more than 20 years – and for the last several, directly with Generation Z students. She currently serves as a faculty member in the Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership. Dr. Seemiller is also the author of The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook and associated measurements and tools to help educators develop intentional curriculum that enhances leadership competency development.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    GENERATION Z STORIES PROJECT
    The Generation Z Stories Project served as a follow-up study to the Generation Z Goes to College Study. This entirely qualitative study involved more than 2000 Generation Z college students from 50 higher education institutions in the U.S. and Canada. Participants were asked questions related to learning, motivation, concerns, future career, important issues, and how their generation can make the world a better place. Dr. Seemiller served as the Co-Pi of this study with Meghan Grace. Findings from the study are available in Generation Z: A Century in the Making.

    GENERATION Z GOES TO COLLEGE STUDY
    The Generation Z Goes to College Study was both quantitative and qualitative and involved 1,143 participants from 15 higher education institutions in the U.S. The study aimed to uncover perspectives, styles, preferences, concerns, affiliations, beliefs, and approaches of Generation Z related to the following topics: Politics, spirituality, characteristics, motivations, diversity and social justice, communication, social media, friends/family/romance, social issues of concern, engagement and social change, leadership, and learning. Dr. Seemiller served as the Co-PI of this study with Meghan Grace. Findings from the study are integrated into her publications, presentations, webinars, podcasts, blogs, and interviews. Findings from this study are published in Generation Z Goes to College.

Personal Interests

    Writing, entrepreneurship, hiking, traveling, and speaking

Websites

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Generation Z: Seemiller - 1st Edition book cover

Articles

ACUHO-I Talking Stick

What's Next?


Published: Dec 10, 2018 by ACUHO-I Talking Stick
Authors: James A. Baumann, Corey Seemiller, and Jean Twenge
Subjects: Education, Adolescent Studies

This article offers insights for housing and residence life professionals for better understanding Generation Z residential students.

NASPA Leadership Exchange

Student Engagement Revisited


Published: Jul 01, 2018 by NASPA Leadership Exchange
Authors: Adam Peck, Corey Seemiller, and Shelley Friesz Sawalich
Subjects: Education, Adolescent Studies

This article highlights strategies for engaging Generation Z college students on campus.

eHearsay

Motivation, Learning, and Communication Preferences of Generation Z Students


Published: Nov 01, 2017 by eHearsay
Authors: Corey Seemiller
Subjects: Education, Adolescent Studies

This articles offers insight on how Generation Z students are motivated, how they learn, and how they prefer to communicate.

Amazon CreateSpace

Generation Z Leads


Published: Aug 18, 2017 by Amazon CreateSpace
Authors: Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace
Subjects: Business, Management and Accounting, Adolescent Studies

Generation Z Leads showcases ideas and strategies for developing the leadership capacities of Generation Z students. Topics include program design, marketing, content, instructional design, and recognition strategies.

About Campus

Generation Z: Educating and Engaging the Next Generation of Students


Published: Aug 18, 2017 by About Campus
Authors: Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace
Subjects: Education, Adolescent Studies

This article offers insights from the book, Generation Z Goes to College, on how our current cohort of traditional-aged students like to learn, engage, and serve.

Sig Ep Journal

Meet Generation Z


Published: Oct 10, 2016 by Sig Ep Journal
Authors: Meghan Grace and Corey Seemiller
Subjects: Education, Adolescent Studies

This article highlights findings from Generation Z Goes to College and describes different types of Generation Z students.

Jossey-Bass

Generation Z Goes to College


Published: Jan 20, 2016 by Jossey-Bass
Authors: Corey Seemiller and Meghan Grace
Subjects: Education, Adolescent Studies, Sociology

Determined. Innovative. Confident. These are just some of the many characteristics of Generation Z, born from 1995 to 2010. Generation Z brings a new set of attributes and experiences to higher education. But, our curriculum, environments, and pedagogies were likely developed with previous generations in mind. This new cadre of students will challenge us to re-conceptualize our institutions to ensure we are providing the most meaningful and effective learning and engagement experiences possible.

Videos

TEDxDayton-Generation Z: Making a Difference Their Way

Published: Oct 20, 2017

As a college professor, Corey noticed a change in her newest college students--Generation Z. Her research has led her to uncover how this generation challenges the norms of our current society, and what promises that might hold for the future.