A leader, teacher, and scholar with a deep commitment to the transformative power of an engaging and high-impact comprehensive liberal arts education, President Susan Schneider Hasseler is leading the Muskingum campus community in implementing multiple strategic action initiatives that will ensure a thriving future for each student and for the institution as a whole.  

Before joining Muskingum, Dr. Hasseler served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; as Dean of the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences and Dean of Community Engagement at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; as Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Teacher Education and Professor of Education at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan; and as a faculty member at Michigan State University. 

Dr. Hasseler holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy, an M.A. in Special Education from the University of South Dakota, and a B.S. in Elementary and Special Education from Calvin College. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Institute for Educational Management, the Council of Independent Colleges Executive Leadership Academy, the American Council on Education National Leadership Forum, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities Greater Expectations Institute on Leadership. 

An active and engaged participant in the community, Dr. Hasseler serves as the Ohio Athletic Conference Representative to the NCAA DIII President’s Advisory Group Representative and is a member of the Board of Directors of Century National Bank, The Zanesville Museum of Art, the Ohio Campus Compact, and the Magnum Research Park Foundation. She also belongs to the Zanesville Noon International Rotary Club and the Zanesville and Cambridge Chambers of Commerce. 

She is married to neuropsychologist Ken Hasseler, who also earned his Ph.D. from Northwestern University. They enjoy the visual and performing arts, athletics, hiking, exploring the geography, history and culture of new places, and spending time with their son Jon, his wife Mallory and grandson Lewis, their daughter Kaitlin and her husband Peter, and their very friendly labs Mizha and Rowan.