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Seider, S. (2012). Character compass: How powerful school culture can point students toward success. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Seider, S. (2010). Shelter: Where Harvard meets the homeless. New York, NY: Continuum.

Ribas, W., Deane, J., & Seider, S. (2005). Instruction that maximizes student achievement: For teachers, by teachers. Norwood, MA: Ribas Publications. (2nd edition 2010).

Edited Books & Special Issues

Butin, D., & Seider, S. (Eds.) (2012). The engaged campus: Certificates, minors and majors as the new community engagement. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Seider, S. & Butin, D. (Eds.). (2012). The future of community engagement in higher education, Journal of College & Character, 13(1).

Refereed Papers

Seider, S., Graves, D., Clark, S., Soutter, M., El-Amin, A., Tamerat, J., Jennett, P., Gramigna, K., Yung, J, Kenslea, M. & Sklarwitz, S. (in press). Preparing adolescents attending progressive and no excuses urban charter high schools to analyze, navigate, and challenge race and class inequality. Teachers College Record.

Seider, S., Novick, S., & Gomez, J. (2013). The effects of privileging the moral or performance character development of urban adolescents. Journal of Early Adolescence, 33(6), 784-818.

Seider, S., Gilbert, J., Novick, S., & Gomez, J. (2013). The role of moral and performance character strengths in predicting achievement and conduct among urban middle school students. Teachers College Record, 115(8), 1-18.

Seider, S., Novick, S., & Gomez, J. (2013). Cultivating the academic integrity of urban adolescents with ethical philosophy programming. Peabody Journal of Education, 88(2), 142-158.

Seider, S., Huguley, J., & Novick, S. (2013). College students, diversity and community service learning. Teachers College Record, 115(3), 1-44.

Seider, S. (2012). The influence of parental support upon the community service learning experiences of American college students. Education, Citizenship & Social Justice, 7(3), 271-288.

Seider, S., Rabinowicz, S., & Gillmor, S. (2012). Differential outcomes for American college students engaged in community service learning involving youth and adults. Journal of Experiential Education, 35(3), 447-463.

Seider, S., Gillmor, S., & Rabinowicz, S. (2012). The impact of community service learning upon the expected political voice of participating college students. Journal of Adolescent Research, 27(1), 44-77.

Seider, S., Rabinowicz, S., & Gillmor. S. (2011). The impact of philosophy and theology service-learning experiences upon the public service motivation of participating college students. Journal of Higher Education, 82(5), 597-628.

Seider, S. & Taylor, J. (2011). Broadening college students’ interest in philosophical education through community service learning. Teaching Philosophy, 34(3), 197-218.

Seider, S. (2011). Deepening college students’ interest in religion and theology through community service learning. Teaching Theology & Religion, 14(3), 205-225.

Seider, S. (2011). The role of privilege as identity in adolescents' beliefs about homelessness, opportunity, and inequality. Youth & Society, 43(1), 333-364.

Seider, S., Gillmor, S., & Rabinowicz, S. (2011). The impact of community service learning upon the worldviews of business majors vs. non-business majors at an American university. Journal of Business Ethics, 98 (3), 458-504.

Seider, S., Rabinowicz, S., & Gillmor, S. (2011). Community service learning and conceptions of poverty among American college students. Analyses of Social Issues & Public Policy, 11 (1) 105-126.

Seider, S., Gillmor, S., & Rabinowicz, S. (2010). Complicating college students’ conception of the American Dream through community service learning. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 17 (1), 5-19.

Seider, S., & Huguley, J. (2009). Aspiring teachers, urban youth, and conflicting perspectives on the social contract. Equity and Excellence in Education, 42 (3) 294-312.

Davis, K., Seider, S., & Gardner, H. (2009). When false representations ring true (and when they don’t). Social Research, 75 (4), 1085-1108. 

Seider, S. (2009). The trouble with teaching ethics on trolley cars and train tracks. Journal of Moral Education, 38 (2), 219-236.

Seider, S. (2009). Overwhelmed and immobilized: Raising the consciousness of privileged young adults about world hunger and poverty. International Studies Perspectives, 10 (1), 60-76.

Seider, S. (2008). ‘Bad things could happen’: How fear impedes the development of social responsibility in privileged adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Research, 23 (6), 647-666.

Seider, S. (2008). Resisting obligation: How privileged adolescents conceive of their responsibilities to others. Journal of Research in Character Education, 6 (1), 3-19.

Seider, S., Davis, K., and Gardner, H. (2007). Good work in psychology. The Psychologist, 20 (11), 672-676.

Seider, S. (2007). Catalyzing a commitment to community service in emerging adults. Journal of Adolescent Research, 22 (6), 612-639.

Seider, S. (2007). Frame-changing experiences and the freshman year: Catalyzing a commitment to service-work and social action. Journal of College and Character, 8 (2).

Seider, S. (2006). Frame-changing experiences: A key to the development of a commitment to service-work and social action in young adults. Journal for Civic Commitment, 4 (2).

Practitioner-Oriented Articles

Clark, S. & Seider, S. (2014). Engaging college students and cadets in training tomorrow's leaders of character. Journal of College & Character, 15(4),1-6.

Seider, S. (2013). Effort determines success at Roxbury Prep. Phi Delta Kappan, 95(2), 28-32

Soutter, M. & Seider, S. (2013). College access, student success, and the new character education. Journal of College & Character,14(4), 351-356.

Seider, S. (2013). Two key strategies for enhancing community service learning. Journal of College & Character, 14(1), 1-6.

Seider, S. (2012). The second student-run homeless shelter. Journal of College & Character, 13(3), 1-6.

Seider, S., & Butin, D. (2012). Introduction to special issue on ‘The Future of Community Engagement in Higher Education.’ Journal of College & Character, 13(1), 1-6.

Seider, S. & Novick, S. (2011). Life lessons from the philosophers: A Boston school does its part to close the achievement gap. Educational Leadership, 69(1), 74 - 78.

Seider, S., & Hillman, A. (2011). Challenging privileged college students' 'othering' language in community service learning. Journal of College & Character, 12(3), 1-8.

Novick, S., Seider, S., & Huguley, J. (2011). Engaging college students from diverse backgrounds in community service learning. Journal of College & Character, 12(1), 1-8.

Seider, S. (2010). Developing the ethical minds of gifted adolescents. Gifted Education International, 27(2) 132-148.

Seider, S. (2010). College students, creative non-violence, and social enterprise: Community service changes with the times. Journal of College & Character, 11 (2), 1-9.

Seider, S (2009). Social justice in the suburbs: Challenges to engaging privileged youth in social action. Educational Leadership, 66 (8) 54-58.

Seider, S. & Gardner, H. (2009). The fragmented generation. Journal of College & Character, 10 (4), 1-4.

Seider, S., Gillmor, S., Leavitt, J., & Rabinowicz, S. (2009). Puzzling over community service and reflection. Journal of College & Character, 10 (7), 1-8.

Seider, S. (2009). Tiers of understanding at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter. Journal of College & Character, 10 (6), 1-6.

Seider, S. (2009). An MI odyssey: An educator's journey towards multiple intelligences. Edutopia, 26-30.

Seider, S. (2008). Lessons from a hunger strike at Harvard. Journal of College and Character, 9 (3), 1-4.

Seider, S. (Spring-Summer, 2006). Always on: Everyday ethical interactions in the classroom. Greater Good, 3(1), 1-18.

Book Chapters

Davis, K., Christodoulou, J., Seider, S., & Gardner, H. (2011). Multiple intelligences theory. In R. Sternberg & S. Kaufman (Eds.). Cambridge handbook of intelligence (pp. 485-504). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Koo, G., & Seider, S. (2010). Video games for pro-social learning. In K. Schrier & D. Gibson (Eds.). Ethics and game design: Teaching values through play. New York: IGI Global.

Seider, S., Davis, K., & Gardner, H. (2009). Morality, ethics and good work: Young people’s respectful and ethical minds. In D. Ambrose & T. Cross (Eds.), Morality, ethics and gifted minds. New York: Springer.

Seider, S. (2003).Service-learning. In M. Devins (Ed.) Talbot’s student planning book. Wellesley, MA: Dexter Publishing Company Inc.