Gregory Seaton, PhD, is an associate director for the Pathways to Prosperity Network. In this role, he is leading a landscape analysis focused on supporting postsecondary success in Delaware and is the Pathways to Prosperity team lead for Philadelphia. Dr. Seaton brings a unique blend of practical work experiences in urban schools and communities and a rigorous academic background. His research is primarily focused on the developmental and academic outcomes of youth, particularly urban males.
Previously, he served as associate professor at the College of New Jersey in the Department of Education Administration and Secondary Education. Dr. Seaton taught educational psychology, adolescent learning and development, and research methods to pre- and in-service teachers. He also served as a youth outreach worker for the Orlando Housing Authority, where he was responsible for job readiness and life-skills training for public housing residents. Additionally, he served as the 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.
Throughout his graduate training and professional career, Dr. Seaton has participated in multiple phases of large-scale mixed methods research and evaluation projects. In particular, he served as senior researcher at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Health, Achievement, Neighborhood, Growth, and Ethnic Studies. There, he was responsible for developing and teaching health-based curricula in Philadelphia public schools and analyzing outcome data using GIS (geographic information systems). He has also conducted evaluations for the New Jersey Department of Education, Center for Disease Control, the Environment Protection Agency, and local school districts.
Dr. Seaton has a master's degree from Harvard University and a PhD in educational leadership and human development from the University of Pennsylvania.