Dr. Eleanor Seaton is a product of the Great Migration and hails from Chicago's south side. Dr. Seaton earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Seaton also earned a doctorate from Temple University and completed post-doctoral work at the Program for Research on Black Americans at the University of Michigan. Dr. Seaton is an Associate Professor in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University.
Dr. Seaton is a trained developmental psychologist using quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods to examine the impact of racism on Black American youth’s mental health and overall development. Dr. Seaton' s research is interdisciplinary and relies on social psychological and sociological frameworks, embedded firmly within a developmental science perspective. Dr. Seaton recently co-edited a special section on context and ethnic-racial identity in Child Development. Dr. Seaton served as an associate editor for Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, and serves on the editorial boards of Developmental Psychology and Child Development. Dr. Seaton is the former chair of SRCD’s Ethnic and Racial Issues Committee and SRA’s Diversity and Equity Committee. Currently, Dr. Seaton serves on the Rapid Assessment and Response Strategy (RARS) team for SRCD. Dr. Seaton has a tendency to journal, travel, bake desserts, shop, read, watch movies and dance to Chicago style house music when relaxing.