Dr. Scott Seider's research focuses on the role that educators can play in fostering young people's civic development and critical consciousness of race and racism. 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. He also frequently presents key findings from his research to K-12 educators through book talks, podcasts, and professional development.
At Boston College, Dr. Seider teaches undergraduate and graduate courses focused on adolescent development, social oppression and transformation, transformative teaching and learning, and qualitative research methods. He previously worked as an English teacher in the Boston Public Schools and Westwood (MA) 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 Expeditionary Learning (EL) Education, the Journal of Adolescent Research, Character.org, and the Center for Parent & Teen Communication.