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Coordinator of Field Experiences
sealeyal@jmu.edu
Contact Info

Alphonso L. Sealey, Ed.D.

Academic Degrees

  • Harvard University, post Doctorate Certificate in Exercising Leadership: Foundational Principals
  • Argosy University, Ed.D. in Higher Educational Leadership
  • Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, M.S. in School Counseling
  • Stillman College, B.S. in Elementary Education

Professional Experience

Alphonso Sealey has taught for nine years in public schools and was a School Counselor for three years. Recently while working at Virginia Union University, he served in the roles of Assistant Professor of Education, Clinical Field Placement Coordinator, Master’s Degree Coordinator for the Master of Arts in Curriculum & Instruction, Interim Operations Manager for Corporate & Internal Affairs, and Interim Assistant Dean for the School of Education. Dr. Sealey Co-Chaired the Virginia Union Center for Transcendent Leadership Development for the University which allowed him the opportunity to provide leadership coaching and sessions to those in leadership roles. Dr. Sealey has served in the role of mentoring African American males for over twenty years. He is very passionate about African American males and the underachievement gap that is present with them. His desire is to continue to encourage young males to remain determined despite the challenges that they may face. Dr. Sealey has presented at numerous workshops and conferences regarding African American males, Diverse Learners, embracing the 21st Century in the classrooms, Differentiated Instruction, and teaching Race, Cultural Continuity & Social Justice in K-12 classrooms. Dr. Sealey is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., where he is very involved in the community and gets the opportunity to encourage students to embrace the education that is afforded to them, to be advocate leaders in the community and to embrace their educational opportunities.

Primary Research Interests

  • Retention among African American Males
  • African American Males in STEM
  • Multicultural Diversity Awareness
  • Strategic Planning & Analysis
  • Race, Culture & Social Justice in K-12 Classrooms
  • Program Evaluation and PK-12 Pre-Service teacher preparation

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