Scott Seider is an applied developmental psychologist whose primary stream of research focuses on the role that educators can play in fostering young people's civic development and critical consciousness. He is the author of three books and numerous articles that report on the promising practices of educators committed to supporting their students' positive development in these areas. Dr. Seider has also initiated a new stream of research that explores how parents in multiracial-ethnic families and multi-faith families share their cultural assets with their children. At Boston College, Dr. Seider teaches undergraduate and graduate courses focused on adolescent development, transformative teaching and learning, qualitative research methods, and social oppression and transformation. He previously worked as an English teacher in the Boston Public Schools and as a teacher educator at Boston University. Dr. Seider also currently serves on advisory boards for a number of different youth-serving organizations including EL Education, the Journal of Adolescent Research, and the Center for Parent & Teen Communication.
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Editorial Board, Journal of Adolescent Research; Editorial Board, Journal of Character Education; Research Advisory Board, EL Education, Education Advisory Council, Character.org; Advisory Board, Center for Parent & Teen Communication