Dr. Sean Owen

Dr. Sean Owen


  • Administration


  • Associate Dean




  • Memorial Hall

Dr. Sean Owen has helped lead the growth of the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) program at Mississippi State University. He is a strong advocate for career and technical education and works to create opportunities for BAS students to further their education in their respective fields of study. With a focus on equipping graduates with the necessary skills to succeed in their chosen professions, Dr. Owen is actively developing partnerships with community colleges, industry, and the military. In his 20+ years at Mississippi State, he has brought in over 30M in external funding to the university for the various units he has been employed.

Dr. Owen is an active member of professional organizations such as the Association for Career and Technical Education and the Mid-South Educational Research Association. He has also been recognized as an emerging leader by Who's Who and has held leadership positions in various educational associations such as the Mississippi Educational Computing Association and the Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness. Dr. Owen has previously served as an advisory board member for the National Career Pathways Collaborative and Mississippi SLDS Research Review and Standards Committee, a graduate of the Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy, and the Google Project Management Career Certificate.

Ph.D., Mississippi State University, Education
Dissertation: The relationship between school-based technology facilitators, technology usage, and teacher technology skills in K-12 schools in the C·R·E·A·T·E for Mississippi project
Minor: Technology Education

M.S., Delta State University, Biological Sciences
Capstone: Three-dimensional analysis of the response posture of Procambarus clarkii

B.S., University of Mississippi, Biological Sciences
Minors: Chemistry, Psychology

EDF 3333 Social Foundations of Education

EDF 3413 Writing for Thinking

EDF 3423 Exploring Diversity through Writing

EDF 4243/6243 Planning for the Diversity of Learners

BIO 130/131 Biological Diversity

BIO 208/218 Introduction to Microbiology

BIO 355/357 Human Genetics and Genomics

PHY 105 Environmental Science

Owen, S. M. (2023). Investigating the relationship between parental education and student demographics on transfer success among community college students [Unpublished manuscript]. Mississippi State University.

Owen, S. M. (2023, March 1). Cultivating strong postsecondary partnerships. Techniques, https://www.acteonline.org/tech-cultivate-partnerships/

Owen, S. (2022). Exploring motivational factors and demographics of postsecondary CTE students’ vertical transfer to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree [Abstract]. Mid-South Educational Regional Association Annual Meeting 2022, USA, 204. https://www.msera.org/proceedings

Finch, D. D., Owen, S., Thames, C., & Alexander, B. (2021). Exploring ethnic and gender equity enrollment and achievement patterns in high school CTE career pathways in Mississippi. International Journal of Business and Applied Social Science, 7(11). http://dx.doi.org/10.33642/ijbass.v7n11p5

Alexander, B., Thames, C., Owen, S., Dygert, S. K., & Wagner, J. (2021). Teacher feedback and its impact on statewide assessment results in Mississippi career and technical education. International Journal of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences Studies, 6(8), 1-12. http://www.ijahss.com/Paper/06082021/1179451471.pdf

Alexander, B., Owen, S., & Thames, C. (2020). Exploring differences and relationships between online formative and summative assessments in Mississippi career and technical education. Asian Association of Open Universities Journal, 15(3). https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/AAOUJ-06-2020-0037/full/html

Nordin, A., Priebe-Brown, A., Miller, R., & Owen, S. (2017). ISBE-USA chapter meetings in Chicago. International Society for Business Education (ISBE) SIEC Newsletter, 11(4), 6-7.