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Gregory Seaton

Senior Director of Impact and Improvement

Areas of Expertise: developmental psychology, research and evaluation, education of minority youth

“My work is born out of the belief that when given opportunity and support, people more often than not choose to be the best version of themselves.”

For his role at KnowledgeWorks, Gregg leads our state impact assessment portfolio and internal benchmark reporting efforts, overseeing data, research and learning. He brings asset-based approach that is grounded by direct service work and informed by rigorous interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks to help shape educational opportunities and supports that promote equitable life outcomes. Gregg is passionate about being a voice at the table for those who are not yet seated.

Gregg’s research has been primarily focused on the developmental and academic outcomes of youth, particularly urban males. Previously, he was an associate director for JFF’s Pathways to Prosperity initiative and an associate professor at the College of New Jersey, teaching educational psychology, adolescent learning and development, and research methods to pre- and in-service teachers. He has also served as a youth outreach worker for the Orlando Housing Authority and as the executive director at Teacher Education for America’s Minorities at the University of Central Florida. Gregg has a master’s degree from Harvard University and a doctorate in educational leadership and human development from the University of Pennsylvania.

When not working, you’ll find Gregg on the water or trying to figure out how to get there.