Dr. Seaton serves as Associate Professor at the College of New Jersey in the Department of Education Administration and Secondary Education. He teaches pre and in service teachers – educational psychology, curriculum design, adolescent learning and development, and research methods. His research is primarily focused on how context informs the developmental and academic possibilities of youth, particularly black males. Most recently, Seaton’s research has examined the role of student-teacher relationships in promoting positive outcomes for urban youth.
Seaton has served as a youth outreach worker for the Orlando Housing Authority where he was responsible for job readiness and life skill training for public housing residents. Additionally, Seaton served as Executive Director for Teacher Education for America’s Minorities (TEAM) at the University of Central Florida. As director, he recruited and trained minority teachers to provide high quality instruction in urban and poorly funded schools. Seaton has a counseling-based Ed.M. from Harvard University in Risk & Prevention and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Human Development from the University of Pennsylvania.