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Molly Owen

Assistant Dean, Assistant Professor mrowen@seu.edu

Degrees Earned

BA in English Education 6–12, Southeastern College
MEd in Educational Leadership, Southeastern University

Biography

In spring 2012, Professor Molly Owen joined Southeastern University’s College of Education as an adjunct professor and then came on as a full-time assistant professor in fall 2014. During this time, she served as the Clinical Education Coordinator, overseeing field studies and student teachers as well as teaching various methods courses.

Then, in 2018, Professor Owen changed her role to serve as the Assistant Dean for the School of Honors. In this role, she hopes to help students join their hearts and heads in order to conduct research studies that will positively impact communities and organizations.

Prior to her higher education career, Professor Owen began her teaching career in 1996, in South Carolina, teaching high school and middle school English in both Christian and public school settings. She also served as a lead teacher as well as a mentor and evaluator for first-year teachers. However, it was a three-year stint at an alternative school, filled with students from very desperate situations, that helped her realize how necessary it is for teachers not only to be great educators but also to show Christ’s love to their students and families each and every day. Knowing that for many students a teacher may be the only one who believes in them, she learned how to love the unloved and tries to instill that principle within her university students.

In addition to her teaching career and because of her love for English, Professor Owen has also had her hand in book and magazine editing and writing for various organizations and rising authors. Moreover, Professor Owen worked alongside her husband, who, for more than fifteen years, served in various pastoral roles. They have led multiple church ministries including youth, children, and adult Christian education.

Professor Owen has a special love for Southeastern University, as it is not only her alma mater, but the place where she and her husband first met and began dating in 1993. Because of the positive impact the faculty and staff of Southeastern had on their own lives when they were students, it is their passion to invest in students and continue that legacy.