Dr. Corey Seemiller has worked in higher education for more than 20 years in both faculty and administrative positions. She has both taught and directed programs related to her areas of expertise, which include leadership, civic engagement, career development, and social justice. Dr. Seemiller serves as an award-winning faculty member in the department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations at Wright State University and previously held roles including Director of Leadership, Learning, and Assessment at OrgSync, Inc., a campus management technology platform and Director of Leadership Programs at the University of Arizona. Dr. Seemiller cofounded the Sonoran Center for Leadership Development in 2008 to offer affordable and accessible leadership development training for individuals and groups in Southern Arizona.

In addition to Generation Z Goes to College, Generation Z Leads, and Generation Z: A Century in the Making, she is the author of The Student Leadership Competencies Guidebook designed to help educators develop intentional curriculum that enhances leadership competency development with students as well as designed evaluation measurements for each competency, an online database that outlines leadership competencies needed by each academically accredited industry, a workbook, online competency self-assessment, and an iOS app. Dr. Seemiller also co-authored an award-winning children’s book, Fenix: The Fearless Feline, with her then 8 year-old Gen Z daughter.

Dr. Seemiller received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Arizona State University, Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, and Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Arizona.

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Dr. Seemiller was honored to have given a TED Talk at TEDxDayton on Generation Z entitled “Generation Z: Making a Difference Their Way.” Her talk featured insight on Generation Z’s views, attitudes, and behaviors around social change. Her talk was given for an audience of nearly 1200.




Hear Dr. Seemiller discuss the characteristics and styles of Generation Z in a piece entitled, “University of Arizona Grads Look Into Generation Z Going To College.”


Kay-TwelveKay-Twelve Better Learning

Dr. Seemiller shares with Kay-Twelve President her thoughts on “Generation Z” in college and in the workplace in this hour-long podcast.


Academic MinuteAcademic Minute on WAMC

Dr. Seemiller gave a 2-minute talk on Generation Z and politics, called “Young Voters,” that aired on the national radio show, the Academic Minute, before the 2016 election.




Growing LeadersGrowing Leaders

In this hour-long show, Dr. Corey Seemiller discusses Generation Z with Tim Elmore, President of Growing Leaders. Hear her share her thoughts on “What We’ve Learned as Generation Z Goes to College.”





KTARThink Tank on KTAR

Hear Dr. Seemiller discuss characteristics and trends of Generation Z on this hour-long show, the Think Tank, on KTAR Radio. Her interview with the hosts is entitled, “What is ‘Generational Shift’? Are You a ‘Generation Z’?”


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