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Muskingum University
Office of the President
163 Stormont Street
New Concord, OH 43762
Phone: 740-826-8115

About Dr. Susan S. Hasseler


Dr. Susan S. Hasseler became Muskingum University’s 21st President on July 1, 2016. An academic leader, teacher and scholar with deep commitments to inclusivity, community engagement and service, she has made it a high priority to immerse herself in both the campus and its surrounding communities. In keeping with Muskingum’s commitment to educating the whole person for the whole world, she encourages and challenges everyone to engage, explore and expand their horizons.

Dr. Hasseler previously served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Prior to that, she served as Dean of the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences and Dean of Community Engagement at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Teacher Education at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

As a faculty member, Dr. Hasseler served as Professor and Associate Professor of Education at Calvin College and as Assistant Professor of Education at Michigan State University. She has published extensively and presented widely on the topics of educational leadership, inclusivity, international education and cross-cultural learning.

An active leader in national higher education associations, she has most recently served on the Board of Directors of the American Conference of Academic Deans and presents regularly for the Council of Independent Colleges. She is also a member of the Zanesville Noon Rotary Club.

Dr. Susan and Ken Hasseler
Drs. Kenneth and Susan S. Hasseler

Dr. Hasseler holds a B.S. in Elementary and Special Education from Calvin College, an M.A. in Special Education from the University of South Dakota, and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy.

She is married to neuropsychologist Kenneth Hasseler, who also earned his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. They enjoy the visual and performing arts, athletics, hiking, biking, exploring the architecture and geography of new places, and spending time with their daughter Kaitlin and their son Jon and his wife Mallory.


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