Associate Professor of Business Administration
Office Phone: 803.947.2069
M.A. | University of Denver (1976)
B.A. | University of South Carolina (1975)
Associate Professor Gerald Seals teaches management, business ethics, business law, organizational behavior, human resource management, conflict and negotiations, and strategic management. Prior to his arrival and during his tenure with Newberry College, Professor Seals owned several businesses and served as chief executive officer for several cities and a county government. Seals is a highly sought after speaker and management consultant who has worked with the U. S. Defense Department and Orange County, California, during its bankruptcy. Professor Seals was instrumental in establishing the Intergovernmental Risk Management Agency, one of the largest public risk management pools in America, and served as its Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Professor Seals is the recipient of numerous awards for managerial excellence, several Who’s Who, and the Order of the Silver Crescent from the State of South Carolina.
Professor Seals serves as pastor of the Living Word Church and Fellowship. He graduated from Columbia’s Eau Claire High School, the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and Public Administration, and the University of Denver with a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy. He did additional graduate work in community development with an emphasis in municipal administration at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is in the doctoral phase of completion of a Phd. in Business from Capella University.