Kellie Seals is an Assistant Extension Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science. She serves as the 4-H College and Career Pathways Coordinator for the Missouri 4-H Center for Youth Development. As an extension professor, she works with both researchers and practitioners to serve youth in the state of Missouri and leads college and career programming and evaluation efforts aligned with MU Extension’s strategic engagement missions.
Her professional background is in teaching, rural public education administration, postsecondary readiness programming, research education, and instructional design. Her research interests include experiential learning, career interest development, rural education, and student-teacher relationships. She is interested in leading efforts to update college and career nomenclature and norms to better fit the mid-twenty-first century needs.
She has a joint Doctorate of Education in agricultural education from Texas A&M and Texas Tech Universities, a Master of Science in instructional technology from Mississippi State University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.