Craig Seal, Ph.D.

member emotional intelligence consortium

Affiliation: California State University San Bernardino


Dr. Craig R. Seal is an Assistant Professor of Management at California State University San Bernardino.  Prior to joining the faculty at Cal State, Dr. Seal was the founding Director of the Center for Social and Emotional Competence at the University of the Pacific.  He is the co-Editor of Emerging Conceptual Scholarship for Organization Management Journal and is on the Editorial Board for the Academy of Management Learning and Education Journal.  He is a member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, the Academy of Management, the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, and chapter advisor for the Society for Human Resource Management at Cal State. 

Dr. Seal focuses his research agenda on the practical application of emotional intelligence research, and is credited with creating the new social emotional competence development model.  He has written and presented on the development of social and emotional competencies in higher education and his publication record includes such journals as Human Performance, Organization Management Journal, Journal of Management Education, and Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture.

Dr. Seal received his Ph.D. in Business Administration from George Washington University (where he was awarded the 2006 Board of Advisors Doctoral Student Award for Outstanding Commitment to the School of Business), his MA in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, and his BS in Psychology from Santa Clara University (where he was awarded the 1991 Nobili Medal).  Before returning to academia, Craig was an accomplished manager and executive with ten years experience in the non-profit, real estate, and staffing industries, working for the Santa Clara Community Action Program, Goodwill Industries, Coldwell Banker, and Aquent, Inc.

Seal, C. R., Beauchamp, K., Miguel, K., & Scott, A. N. (2011). Development of a self-report instrument to assess social and emotional development. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture, 2(2), 82-95.

Seal, C. R., Naumann, S. E., Scott, A., & Royce-Davis, J. (2011). Social emotional development:  A new model of learning in higher education. Research in Higher Education Journal, March, 10, 1-13.

Crane, D. D. & Seal, C. R. (2011). The impact of recruiters’ perceptions of student social and emotional competence on the hiring process. NACE Journal, April, 2011, 26-30.

Seal, C. R. & Andrews-Brown, A. (2010). An integrative model of emotional intelligence:  Emotional ability as a moderator of the mediated relationship of emotional quotient and emotional competence. Organization Management Journal, 7(2), 143-152.

Rensel, A. D. & Seal, C. R. (2010). Socio-technical competency: Insights into emotional and technical readiness responses to complex information systems. Journal of Advances in Business, 1(1), 69-83.

Seal, C. R., Sass, M. D., Bailey, J. R., & Liao-Troth, M. (2009). Integrating the emotional intelligence construct: The relationship between emotional ability and emotional competence. Organization Management Journal, 6(4), 204-214.

Seal, C. R., Boyatzis, R. E., & Bailey, J. R. (2006). Fostering emotional and social intelligence in organizations.  Organization Management Journal, 3(3), 190-209.

Bailey, J. R., Sass, M., Swiercz, P., Seal, C., & Kayes, D. C.  (2005). Teaching with and through teams: Student-written, instructor-facilitated case writing and the signatory code. Journal of Management Education, 29, 39-59.

Offermann, L., Bailey, J. R., Vasilopoulos, N. L., Seal, C., & Sass, M. (2004). EQ versus IQ: The relative contribution of emotional intelligence and cognitive ability to individual and team performance. Human Performance, 17(2), 219-243.




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