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MaryAnn Seward

Communications Professor

MaryAnn Seward


Communication Department




Vincennes University

Dr. Maryann Seward is the Chair of the Communication Department.  For the past 29 years Dr. Seward has developed and taught numerous courses in the areas of Communication Studies, Mass Communications, Spanish, and English --- and loves helping students succeed.

Dr. Seward is also a VU International Teacher – selected to teach and recruit at Funing County, China in the summer of 2017 and 2018. “Teaching in China was the most amazing and humbling experiences of my entire teaching career,” said Sunflower, “I look forward to teaching in China again.  The students are conscientious to detail, generous, and polite.”

Dr. Seward encourages students to check out her Public Relations, COMM 207, offered each spring.  It’s a social media classroom, satisfies VU’s (WR & S Intensive) requirements for graduation, and there are no exams!

Dr. Seward's Educational Background:

Associate of Arts - St. Louis Community College
Bachelor of Arts - University of Missouri
Secondary Education Spanish Concentration
Bachelor of Arts - University of Missouri
Communication Theory and Rhetoric, Spanish minor
Master of Science - Illinois State University
Thesis topic: Student's Perceptions of their Instructor's Communicator Styles, Teaching Effectiveness, and Charismatic Behaviors and Its Relationship to Student Grade Performance
Doctor of Philosophy - Southern Illinois University
Dissertation topic: How Intercultural Married Couples Negotiate their Identity and Build Third Culture

I’d love to meet you, hear about your future goals, and share the numerous career opportunities that await you with a degree in Public Relations and Communication or with a Communication Studies concentration.   Please reach out and email me at, or call me at 812-888-4378.  I look forward to helping you succeed at Vincennes University! ;-)