Susan Seal has been named executive director of Mississippi State University’s Center for Distance Education. Seal, an assistant professor of international agricultural and extension education, has served as the interim executive director of the Center for Distance Education since July.
Seal will continue to lead the university’s nationally recognized distance education efforts and work with campus units to enhance the educational experience for students and faculty.
Seal received an MBA from MSU in 2002 and completed her doctorate in agricultural education in 2006. Her dissertation focused on veterinarian acceptance of continuing education through distance learning. From 2001-2009, Seal was the distance education coordinator for the MSU Extension Service. She spent two years as the director of outreach and external affairs for the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After three years as director of outreach for Christian World Missions, Seal returned to MSU in 2014 as an assistant professor in the School of Human Sciences.