Lacey E. Seaton, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, M.Ed./PMC Coordinator, Educational Leadership

Lacey E. Seaton, Ed.D.


  • Ed.D. in education administration and supervision, North Carolina State University
  • M.S.A. in educational leadership, North Carolina State University
  • B.A. in adapted special education, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Research interests

Research interests include educational leadership, equity and justice in education, the inclusion of students with disabilities in the total school environment, access of students who have been systematically oppressed, and disproportionality that plagues discipline policies.

Career highlights

UCEA David L. Clark National Graduate Student Research Seminar Fellowship, Wilcox-Hodnett Doctoral Fellowship, Northeast Leadership Academy Fellow

Recent publications

Egalite, A. J., Fusarelli, L. D., Seaton, L. E., & Stallings, T. (2020). Early adopters: Private school leaders respond to the introduction of targeted school vouchers. International Journal of Educational Reform, 29(2), 123-151.

Fusarelli, B. C., Fusarelli, L. D., Seaton, L. E., & VanGorder, A. (2019). Who’s in Charge? A State-level analysis of leadership preparation. In A. Danzig & B. Black (Eds.), Who Controls the Preparation of Education Administrators? (pp. 107-133). Information Age Publishing.


Dr. Seaton is an assistant professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education, at Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Seaton's deep commitment to DEI work and social justice in education is illustrated in, among other work, her dissertation on Principals’ Understanding of Equity and Social Justice Practices in Education and her book chapter underway for the Handbook of Classroom Management, which highlights racial inequities from ineffective classroom management and the role of the school leader in combating such disparities. Prior to her roles in higher education, Lacey was a principal resident, assistant principal, and an exceptional children’s teacher in North Carolina public schools.

Curriculum Vitae

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